non·​elec·​tric | \ ˌnän-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce nonelectric (audio) , -ē- \
variants: or less commonly nonelectrical \ ˌnän-​i-​ˈlek-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce nonelectric (audio) , -​ē-​ \

Definition of nonelectric

: not electric nonelectric cooking appliances a nonelectric guitar

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Recent Examples on the Web Electric pickups are likely to cost more up-front than nonelectric ones for a while yet—the average full-size pickup is $50,000, according to Kelley Blue Book—but buyers may save money in the long run. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Why Is Everyone Building an Electric Pickup Truck?," 22 Oct. 2020 Other types of adapters can be plugged into nonelectric cars. Christina Caron, New York Times, "Mothers Band Together to Save Breast Milk During California Power Outage," 18 Apr. 2020 How should rival truck companies—electric and nonelectric—feel about the whole thing? Wired, "Tesla's Cybertruck, an Aston Martin SUV, and More Car News This Week," 24 Nov. 2019 Reservations are $17 for nonelectric sites and $20 for electric. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some of Wisconsin’s best parks are small county and city ones," 27 June 2019 From $329 at Apple Buy For the Dad Who Cares About Teeth Apa Beauty Clean White Sonic Toothbrush $250, Net-A-Porter Using a nonelectric toothbrush in this day and age is like using dial-up in the age of Fios. The Cut, "27 Luxury Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad Who Has Everything," 14 June 2018 Range: Depending upon the mileage and how fast a car is going, a nonelectric car can get well over 350 miles on a full tank of gas, according to consumer finance website Bankrate. Alex Schiffer, Washington Post, "What consumers should consider when buying an electric car," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of nonelectric

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonelectric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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