elec·​tro·​lu·​mi·​nes·​cent | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sᵊnt How to pronounce electroluminescent (audio) \

Definition of electroluminescent

: of or relating to luminescence resulting from a high-frequency discharge through a gas or from application of a current to a layer of phosphor

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electroluminescence \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​ˌlü-​mə-​ˈne-​sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce electroluminescence (audio) \ noun

Examples of electroluminescent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lightwire Theater, a semifinalist on America’s Got Talent and winner of Fake Off, combines adult dancers in costumes and puppets — all covered in electroluminescent wire — to tell stories through movement and music. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "11 fun things to do the week of Feb. 28-March 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 26 Feb. 2020 OLEDs have become popular since their emit light through flexible sheets of organic electroluminescent material, which also allows them to use less power for the beautiful display. Nena Farrell, Sunset Magazine, "The Sunset Smarter Awards: The Best New Tech of CES 2020," 10 Jan. 2020 Lined with electroluminescent wire, the story plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. Jennifer Boehm, sun-sentinel.com, "What to do with the kids this weekend: pumpkins, mermaids, trick-or-treating and more," 22 Oct. 2019 Bright-orange electroluminescent paint strips on the sides of the ESF concept are its ultimate post-crash communication fallback, should either the adorable robot triangle or the rooftop triangle be out of commission and car-to-X links severed. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "If You Crash a Mercedes-Benz in the Future, It Could Deploy a Robot to Warn Other Drivers," 21 May 2019 With the help of costumes of electroluminescent wires and LEDs, iLuminate — created in 2009 by Miral Koth, a software engineer and dancer — takes ballet into a dazzling new realm of light and movement. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "KC Ballet’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ adds new character; Muti returns with Chicago symphony," 7 Oct. 2017 Take one Venetian window blind and a stack of electroluminescent sheets. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Bright Blind: Fake Window Beats Winter Blues," 11 Dec. 2007

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First Known Use of electroluminescent

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Electroluminescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroluminescent. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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