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airplay

[air-pley]
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noun
  1. the act or an instance of broadcasting recorded material over radio or television.

Origin of airplay

First recorded in 1965–70; air1 + play
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British Dictionary definitions for airplay

airplay

noun
  1. (of recorded music) radio exposure
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Word Origin and History for airplay

n.

1950 in radio sense, from air (n.1) + play.

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