on the air

variants: less commonly

on air

Definition of on the air

of a radio or television station, program, etc.

  1. :  broadcasting or being broadcast The interview will be on the air tomorrow. an interview being shown on air

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  breath

    :  the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth

    :  a light breeze

  1. :  to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing :  ventilate

    :  to expose to public view or bring to public notice

    :  to transmit by radio or television

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