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

Examples of electroluminescent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a paper published on 3 January in Science Advances, researchers from Purdue University, in Indiana, have created a new prototype of electroluminescent thread that can glow blue, green, and yellow while maintaining its shape, even under the rigors of machine embroidery. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Jan. 2024 The show car wears 40 layers of paint and includes 22 electroluminescent regions that certainly lend it a dramatic look. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 3 Jan. 2023 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 Oct. 2017 Take one Venetian window blind and a stack of electroluminescent sheets. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, 11 Dec. 2007

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electroluminescent was in 1906

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“Electroluminescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroluminescent. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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