dead air

noun

Definition of dead air

  1. :  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.

Circa 1943

First Known Use of dead air

circa 1943


DEAD AIR Defined for English Language Learners

dead air

noun

Definition of dead air for English Language Learners

  • : a period of silence especially during a radio broadcast

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