Definition of dead air in English:

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dead air


An unintended interruption of the video or audio signal during a television or radio broadcast.
Example sentences
  • Radio producers consider dead air time even more of a sin than their television counterparts do.
  • We had to build it that way because in the broadcast world, dead air is a sin.
  • A lot of dead air, in between three liberal radio hosts congratulating each other on how clever they are.

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Syllabification: dead air

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