radio silence

[ rey-dee-oh sahy-luhns ]
/ ˈreɪ diˌoʊ ˈsaɪ ləns /

noun

a state or period of time in which radios are not transmitting signals:The planes were required to maintain radio silence until their mission was accomplished.The week’s stormy weather has caused local radio silence.
a period of time in which a person or organization is not communicating as usual: Sorry for the radio silence, but from now on my blog posts will be more regular.

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Origin of radio silence

First recorded in 1920–25

OTHER WORDS FROM radio silence

ra·di·o si·lent, adjective
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