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

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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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