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commercial break Syllabification: com·mer·cial break
Pronunciation: /kəˈmərSHəl brāk/

Definition of commercial break in English:


An interruption in the transmission of broadcast programming during which advertisements are broadcast.
Example sentences
  • Billboards and rinkside advertisements trumpeted Canadian products, while the proceedings were regularly interrupted to accommodate commercial breaks for the Canadian television stations.
  • And I try to watch most of the cricket and let her watch her program in between frequent commercial breaks of the cricket broadcast.
  • And your viewing is interrupted about every ten minutes by a four-minute commercial break.
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