dead air
noun Date: circa 1943 a period of silence especially during a broadcast

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dead-air — dead air, 1. air that is prevented from circulating for purposes of insulation. Double walled houses are insulated by dead air between the two walls. 2. a period of time when nothing is being broadcast on radio or television. dead air «DEHD AIR» …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead air — When there is a period of total silence, there is dead air …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • dead air — dead′ air′ n. rtv sbz the loss or suspension of the video or audio signal during a television or radio transmission • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Dead air — For other uses of Dead air, see Dead air (disambiguation). Dead air is an unintended interruption in a radio broadcast during which no sound (i.e. an unmodulated carrier wave) is transmitted.[1] The term is most often used in cases where program… …   Wikipedia

  • dead air — noun an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound • Hypernyms: ↑pause, ↑intermission, ↑break, ↑interruption, ↑suspension * * * noun 1. mining : air deficie …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dead Air — For other uses of Dead air, see Dead air (disambiguation). Dead Air   …   Wikipedia

  • dead air —    When there s a period of totaence, there s dead ar.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dead air — WikiB The time on air where there is no audible transmission. This silence can be down to any of the following: • DJ, Producer or Engineer error • Equipment error or failure • Act of God • Deliberate silence for remembrance …   Audio and video glossary

  • dead air — /dɛd ˈɛə/ (say ded air) noun Radio a period of silence during a radio broadcast …   Australian English dictionary

  • dead air — the loss or suspension of the video or audio signal during a television or radio transmission. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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