electronic musical instrument

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Noun1.electronic musical instrument - a musical instrument that generates sounds electronicallyelectronic musical instrument - a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
electric organ, electronic organ, Hammond organ, organ - (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
synthesiser, synthesizer - (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments
theremin - an electronic musical instrument; melodies can be played by moving the right hand between two rods that serve as antennas to control pitch; the left hand controls phrasing
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He applied his 'how hard can it be' principle to the Newcastle audience, inviting two members to have a go first at the harmonica and secondly a theremin, an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact.
The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt is filled with deep reflection and symbolism, and even the instrument Lena herself plays is packed with meaning: the theremin was the first electronic musical instrument invented, and requires players' hands to hover over -- but never touch -- the instrument.
A sound synthesizer is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals converted to sound through loudspeakers or headphones.
* (in an electronic musical instrument) each of a number of preset or programmable tones.
Washington, February 21 ( ANI ): Engineering students have developed a new electronic musical instrument 'Aura', which can create music by making hand gestures in the air.
"What Dreams Sound Like: Forbidden Planet and the Electronic Musical Instrument." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 17.4 (2007): 334-349.
This was an early electronic musical instrument for producing complex repeated rhythmic patterns.
Casio America, Inc., has released three limited-edition digital pianos designed to commemorate its first electronic musical instrument introduced in January 1980.
Roland Corp., a major electronic musical instrument maker, marketed V-Piano by enhancing a change in smoothing sound color, previously considered a problem for an electronic piano.

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