dead air

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of dead air

: a period of silence especially during a broadcast

Examples of dead air in a Sentence

  1. After the commercial, there were a few seconds of dead air before the show continued.

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First Known Use of dead air

circa 1943

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  • : a period of silence especially during a radio broadcast


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