dead air


noun

the loss or suspension of the video or audio signal during a television or radio transmission.

Nearby words

  1. deaconry,
  2. deactivate,
  3. deacylase,
  4. dead,
  5. dead ahead,
  6. dead and buried,
  7. dead arm,
  8. dead as a doornail,
  9. dead beat,
  10. dead bury their dead, let the

Origin of dead air

First recorded in 1940–45

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