noun plural Date: 1905 1. audible disturbances produced in radio receiving apparatus by atmospheric electrical phenomena (as lightning); also the electrical phenomena causing these disturbances 2. actions (as official statements) intended to create or suggest a particular atmosphere or mood in politics and especially international relations; also the mood so created or suggested 3. realistic detail added (as to a literary work) to create a mood

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