Definition of shortwave in English:


Syllabification: short·wave
Pronunciation: /ˈSHôrtwāv


1A radio wave of a wavelength between about 10 and 100 m (and a frequency of about 3 to 30 MHz): [as modifier]: a shortwave transmitter
1.1Broadcasting using radio waves of between 10 and 100 m wavelength: [as modifier]: shortwave radio
More example sentences
  • Everything was censored and she relied on the BBC, broadcast through her short-wave radio, for real news from the outside world.
  • All Church Services from Ballina-Boher parish are broadcast on short-wave radio.
  • I was lying in my tent and heard the news on my short-wave radio from the BBC World Service.

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