electric guitar

noun
a guitar equipped with electric or magnetic pickups that permit its sound to be amplified and fed to a loudspeaker.

Origin:
1935–40

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electric guitar
 
n
Compare acoustic guitar an electronically amplified guitar, used mainly in pop music

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The electric guitar has acquired an aura of danger and excitement.
Her father gave her a few lessons and she caught on quickly so she received an electric guitar for her ninth birthday.
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