airwaves

[air-weyvz]
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plural noun

the media of radio and television broadcasting: The airwaves were filled with news flashes about the crisis.

Nearby words

  1. airtight,
  2. airtightly,
  3. airtime,
  4. airtsy-mairtsy,
  5. airwash,
  6. airway,
  7. airwoman,
  8. airworthy,
  9. airy,
  10. airy disc

Origin of airwaves

1895–1900, for earlier sense; air1 + waves (plural of wave)

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British Dictionary definitions for airwaves

airwaves

pl n

informal radio waves used in radio and television broadcasting
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