Definition of pre-electric in English:

pre-electric

adjective

  • Occurring in or relating to the time before the use of electricity, especially in the recording of music. Also occasionally as noun: a record made in this period.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Daily Herald (Delphos, Ohio). From pre- + electric.

Pronunciation

pre-electric

/ˌpriːɪˈlɛktrɪk/