1. electron

noun. ['ˌɪˈlɛktrɑːn'] an elementary particle with negative charge.


  • negatron
  • delta ray
  • photoelectron
  • lepton
  • valence electron


  • electrum (Latin)
  • ἤλεκτρον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἠλέκτωρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Electron

  • elektron

How do you pronounce electron?

Pronounce electron as ˌɪˈlɛktrɑn.

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Sentences with electron

1. Noun, singular or mass
The extra electron in that first atom can transfer to the second to fill that other shell.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Trim a long piece of invisible fishing line to connect the inner and outer electron orbits to the nucleus.

3. Adjective
Because they can share electrons in more than one shell, they are not clearly electron donors or acceptors.