Definitions

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  • n. Musical output made with a laptop computer combined with electronic devices, portable enough for live performances.

Etymologies

A portmanteau of laptop (computer) and electronica. The term gained a certain degree of currency in the 1990s. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Black's dancy laptronica manages to recall Jay Z, Prince and Sigur Ros, a tough scalene to circle for any one-man band, but while tracks like 'Hypntz' flagged up Black's production savvy,

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • An Englishman in Paris, Black balances symphonic pop with laptronica, putting him roughly equidistant between Patrick Wolf and Sam Sparro.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

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