elec·​tron·​i·​ca | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-ni-kə How to pronounce electronica (audio) \

Definition of electronica

: dance music featuring extensive use of synthesizers, electronic percussion, and samples of recorded music or sound

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Recent Examples on the Web Defiantly eclectic, Yorke segues from Afrobeat, to moody gestural electronica from bandmate Jonny Greenwood, to experimental jazz from Argentine composer and Dizzy Gillespie collaborator Lalo Schiffrin. Matt Bean, Sunset Magazine, "Everything You Need to Know about the New Sonos Radio Station," 22 Apr. 2020 The girl was actually a moving animation, the avatar of a beloved twenty-four-hour YouTube live stream that plays an endless lineup of ambient electronica. The New Yorker, "Quarantine Culture Recommendations: “The Cat in the Hat,” Ambient Electronica, and Tolstoy," 10 Apr. 2020 The music skews toward electronica with some indie in the mix, and the art is interactive. Washington Post, "Get crowds off your calendar in 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 Also missing were the hip-hop, electronica and reggae influences common in today’s Latin pop. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "Marc Anthony elicits screams, swoons and singalongs at Washington concert," 23 Feb. 2020 Miami’s electronica focused Ultra Music Festival was cancelled too. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Coronavirus: Lynyrd Skynyrd postpones Alabama farewell concert," 12 Mar. 2020 Joining her on the bill is multi-hyphenate hip hop superstar ASAP Rocky as well as Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals and Jamaican-American electronica dance music trio Major Lazer. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Virgin Fest Announces Lizzo and ASAP Rocky as Headliners for LA Bash: 'All Are Welcome Here'," 19 Feb. 2020 Such is the allure of Art Basel that scores of marquee musicians and DJs will descend on Wynwood, downtown Miami and Miami Beach this week, including electronica siren Grimes, multiplatinum rapper Lil Wayne and DJ Diplo. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Where to see Grimes, DJ Idris Elba, Lil Wayne, Diplo at Art Basel parties you can actually attend," 3 Dec. 2019 With their mix of pop, hip-hop, R&B and electronica, BTS’s drawing power for their tours ranks with Taylor Swift, One Direction and Beyoncé. Marian Liu, Washington Post, "The branding genius of K-pop band BTS," 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of electronica

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for electronica

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

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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 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of electronica

: a kind of popular dance music that is produced using electronic equipment (such as synthesizers)

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