the loss or suspension of the video or audio signal during a television or radio transmission.
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peace, stillness, calm, tranquillity, relaxation, serenity, quiet, reticence, lull, secrecy, blackout, quietude, quietness, ease, stop, repose, hush, noiselessness, cessation, termination
- dead ahead,
- dead and buried,
- dead arm,
- dead as a doornail,
- dead beat,
- dead bury their dead, let the
Origin of dead air
First recorded in 1940–45
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