elec·​tron·​i·​ca i-ˌlek-ˈträ-ni-kə How to pronounce electronica (audio)
: dance music featuring extensive use of synthesizers, electronic percussion, and samples of recorded music or sound

Examples of electronica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Random Access Memories itself took home the prizes for album of the year and best dance/electronica album. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 With its atmospheric blend of jazz, funk and electronica, the trio recorded three albums, starting with its debut release in 2002, and toured extensively in that decade. Alex Williams, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2023 Her dance, accompanied by pulsing electronica music, was inspired by the way personal and work relationships can transition from abuse to healing. Marcia Luttrell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 Eno, 74, who describes himself as a ‘non-musician’ is best known for his contributions to ambient music and work in rock, pop and electronica and has been on the cutting edge of technology and artistic innovation for the past 50 years. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 10 Mar. 2023 Their uncanny ability to evoke a range of emotions Right from the jump, Café Tacvba has shown its ability to take us on a ride of emotions, from euphoric highs to devastating lows, with songs that span a wide range of stylistic configurations, such as rock balladry, folk, and electronica. Isabela Raygoza, Billboard, 25 July 2023 Christopher Muther/Globe Staff Her bread and butter may be country music, but Parton has crossed over into the pop, Christian, gospel, club, and electronica charts. Christopher Muther, BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2023 Taking place inside Turn 3 of the racetrack, the EDM lineup will be headlined by Kaskade, with electronica/dance music showcases by Jauz, Subtronics, and John Summit. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 24 May 2023 Steering away from the signature reggae plena and afrobeat melodies that characterize his music, Boza experiments with infectious electronica beats helmed by Colombian hitmaker Sky Rompiendo. Ingrid Fajardo, Billboard, 14 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


probably from New Electronica, recording label of the British firm Beechwood Music Ltd.

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electronica was in 1980

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“Electronica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronica. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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