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

Examples of electronica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For each invention, Hearst has written a brief song, drawing on influences including the Beatles, electronica and engine noises. New York Times, 13 May 2021 The electronica and hip-hop focused North Coast Music Festival is also scheduled for Labor Day weekend lineup with Kaskade, Griz and Zeds Dead headlining each night Sept. 3-5 at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 17 Apr. 2021 Part electronica, part hip-hop and part chill, this new single features urgent rhymes, pleading vocals and a potent message for our times. Star Tribune, 26 Feb. 2021 Round Hill Music has acquired the catalog of two members of Massive Attack, Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall, who co-founded the U.K. electronica outfit. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, 11 Feb. 2021 The Inkwell and drew comparisons to Rae Sremmurd and Chance the Rapper with his lyrics, while blending hip-hop with pop and electronica as the musical backbone. Melissa Ruggieri, ajc, 2 Feb. 2021 This, in a nutshell, is Gaga's mission on the sprawling, technicolor Chromatica: to heal her wounds through bright, biblical electronica. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 15 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 10 Apr. 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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27 May 2021

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“Electronica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronica. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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