Examples of dead air in a Sentence
After the commercial, there were a few seconds of dead air before the show continued.
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How many times did their censors have to give us dead air time because somebody was swearing?
And if broadcasting that dead air was, indeed, a mistake, somebody just tossed approximately $5 million in advertising cash out the window.
The on-stage costume changes also felt uncoordinated and led to moments of dead air.
Kohn and Silverstein, who also cowrote the script, have a tenuous grasp of comedic timing, often leaving a vacuum of dead air inside which the actors flail.
On the flip side, a crappy edit can lead to dead air and thoughtless cuts that dull the impact of both the picture and the story.
Several media writers made a connection between the dead air and the abrupt ending during the final episode of HBO’s The Sopranos.
On opening night, there were several moments of dead air — nothing happening on stage and no music from the stage band.
So that was a pricey bit of dead air about an hour in, when screens across America went unexpectedly black.
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DEAD AIR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dead air for English Language Learners
: a period of silence especially during a radio broadcast
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