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Electric-light bulb   /ɪlˈɛktrɪk-laɪt bəlb/   Listen
Electric-light bulb

noun
1.
Electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity.  Synonyms: bulb, electric light, incandescent lamp, light bulb, lightbulb.






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"Electric-light bulb" Quotes from Famous Books



... windows, they're pushing so hard against them. I don't want to hurry you, but if you would go out and tell them Wiggins is the murderer they'll go away. Of course there's no doubt about Wiggins being the murderer, since he has admitted he asked the stock-keeper for the electric-light bulb." ...
— Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective • Ellis Parker Butler



Words linked to "Electric-light bulb" :   electric lamp, light bulb, bulb, incandescent lamp, lightbulb, filament



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