commercial break

noun

: the time when advertisements are broadcast during a radio or television program
We'll be back after the commercial break.

Examples of commercial break in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Voting takes place during each coast-to-coast live show and closes during the last commercial break. Adam England, Peoplemag, 19 May 2024 Goldberg remained in her faux-unconscious state for approximately 20 seconds, maintaining her posture even as the show's theme song began to play, signaling an impending commercial break. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 10 Apr. 2024 Taylor Swift sings along to Olivia Rodrigo, beelines for Ice Spice after best new artist loss With each commercial break, the A-listers and their guests seated at the front of the house had the opportunity to mix and mingle. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2024 With the ceremony underway, each floor bar acted as a gathering place every commercial break to celebrate, discuss, and predict what would happen next—from Vanity Fair's epic after-party to the official Governors Ball. David Graver, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2024 But as the game, airing on FOX Sports and tied at 35, cut to commercial break at the two-minute warning, tense viewers might’ve felt an unexpected wave of calm. Eric Renner Brown, Billboard, 9 Feb. 2024 During another commercial break, Bakody and Bupp go out to the lobby and return with more tequilas. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 These commercial break interviews are getting a little painful. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2024 Early in the game, linebacker Dre Greenlaw slipped while jogging onto the field after a commercial break and was carted off the field for a reported Achilles injury. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Commercial break.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commercial%20break. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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