air·​play ˈer-ˌplā How to pronounce airplay (audio)
: the playing of a musical recording on the air by a radio station
a song getting a lot of airplay

Examples of airplay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roan’s pop hit drew 20.9 million streams and 16 million in airplay audience impressions. Thania Garcia, Variety, 8 July 2024 Meanwhile, the song peaks at No. 4 for radio airplay, starting with the same overall rank as their previous single. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 3 July 2024 It was officially released in the United Kingdom and Australia and dropped solely for airplay in the United States in 1987. Regina Cho,, 2 July 2024 But the café seeks to attract a wider audience with big-screen TVs also tuned to professional sports such as Premier League soccer, cricket and rugby that don’t get a lot of airplay in more mainstream sports bars. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 29 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for airplay 

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airplay was in 1942

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“Airplay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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