electrophone

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electrophone (ɪˈlɛktrəˌfəʊn)
 
n
music any instrument whose sound is produced by the oscillation of an electric current, such as an electronic organ, synthesizer, etc
 
electrophonic
 
adj

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electrophone

any of a class of musical instruments in which the initial sound either is produced by electronic means or is conventionally produced (as by a vibrating string) and electronically amplified. Electronically amplified conventional instruments include guitars, pianos, and others

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