Definition of dead air in English:

dead air

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[mass noun]
  • A period during which the signal of a television or radio broadcast is unintentionally interrupted, so that no material is transmitted.
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    • 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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