counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "static electricity" []

  • An accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body. (noun)
  • Electric discharge resulting from the accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "static electricity" in a sentence
  • "A shirt or pair of slacks made of Dynel would build up static electricity like polyester, causing everything to stick to it."
  • "Psy-4 could smell the ozone, feel that crackling static electricity twisting through the atmosphere, brushing past him."
Words like "static electricity"
dust bunny
static cling
triboelectric effect