station break

noun

: a pause in a radio or television broadcast for announcement of the identity of the network or station
also : an announcement or advertisement during this pause

Examples of station break in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For anyone who tuned in after the Mercury Theater introduction, the second station break occurred about 40 minutes in, allowing ample time for confusion (not necessarily panic in the streets). Chris Yogerst, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of station break was in 1931

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“Station break.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/station%20break. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

station break

noun
: a pause in a radio or television broadcast for announcement of the identity of the network or station
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