air·​date | \ ˈer-ˌdāt How to pronounce airdate (audio) \

Definition of airdate

: the scheduled date of a broadcast

Examples of airdate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recordings of these shows can be accessed after the airdate. Brad Adgate, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 Less than a month away from its airdate, CMA Awards producers have put an end to the speculation among country fans about who would host the 2021 show by announcing Luke Bryan would take over duties for the show, to be broadcast live Nov. 10 on ABC. Chris Willman, Variety, 18 Oct. 2021 As of the time of the interview, Manila had not told his parents about his episode’s airdate and did not expect his mother to see it. Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2021 That’s close to the two-year anniversary — Oct. 13, 2019 — of the airdate for the Season 2 finale. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 13 Sep. 2021 The network announced the airdate on Thursday (July 8). Paul Grein, Billboard, 8 July 2021 The eligibility window of airdate or premiere is between March 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021. Michael Schneider,, 21 June 2021 The Megan Thee Stallion record's lasting power was beneficial because when licensing a popular song very far in advance, the music could be played out by the episode's airdate. Alamin Yohannes,, 5 Apr. 2021 The network wisely moved up the airdate amid stay-at-home orders, providing the distraction sports fans desperately needed. Brian Lowry, CNN, 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of airdate

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airdate was in 1950

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19 Nov 2021

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“Airdate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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