airplay

noun
air·​play | \ ˈer-ˌplā How to pronounce airplay (audio) \

Definition of airplay

: 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 The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! Billboard Japan, Billboard, 14 Oct. 2021 The numbers speak and are a matter of public record with women making up only 10 percent of all country airplay. Chris Willman, Variety, 12 Oct. 2021 As Friday's headliner, Old Dominion may have slightly fewer massive hits than Combs, but only sending seven songs to No. 1 on Billboard's country airplay charts is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 10 Oct. 2021 Both acts relied heavily on radio airplay, back then a vital connective tissue between hard rock bands and their audiences. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 He was removed from radio airplay, dropped by his agency, and disqualified from the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards. Cindy Watts, PEOPLE.com, 25 Sep. 2021 The singer and her team wrestled endlessly to find the right sound and the perfect song to snare radio airplay. Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2021 The song's getting extra airplay as the beat bop featured in the Samsung Galaxy Commercial. Gary Dinges, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2020 The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! Billboard Japan, Billboard, 27 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of airplay

1942, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2021

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“Airplay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airplay. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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airplay

noun

English Language Learners Definition of airplay

: time when a musical recording is played by a radio station

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