Definition of Dead air

1. Noun. An inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound.

Definition of Dead air

1. Noun. (idiomatic broadcasting) An unintended interruption in a radio broadcast during which there is no sound; a similar interruption of a television broadcast in which there is neither sound nor a video signal. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dead Air

dead-man's float
dead 'n' buried
dead against
dead ahead
dead air (current term)
dead and buried
dead animal
dead as a dodo
dead as a doorknob
dead as a doornail
dead asleep
dead axle
dead ball
dead bat
dead beat
dead bird
dead body
dead calm

Literary usage of Dead air

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Amongst these known functions of the hydrant casing were, the formation of a dead-air chamber to prevent freezing, and the protection of the hydrant from ..."

2. Chemical Warfare by Amos Alfred Fries, Clarence Jay West (1921)
"expiration become additional dead air space contributing a further dilution of oxygen content and contamination by carbon dioxide of the inspired air in ..."

3. Handbook for Heating and Ventilating Engineers by James David Hoffman, Benedict Frederick Raber (1913)
"17, the same being enclosed in an outer shell composed of two metal casings having a dead air space or an asbestos insulation between them ..."

4. Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States by Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Meeting (1903)
"All berth deck and dead air spaces below had air ducts leading to incast and outcast ventilator fans on the upper decks; the state rooms, saloon, ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"(E) Same as (D), with inside lining of matched boards with dead-air space. It is too expensive and unnecessary. The dead-air space becomes a cold-air ..."

6. Muscular Work: A Metabolic Study with Special Reference to the Efficiency of by Francis Gano Benedict, Edward Provan Cathcart (1913)
"... g when the subject was riding vigorously, which was impossible with the ordinary connection, but on the other hand, the dead air-space was increased. ..."

7. American Gardening (1895)
"This makes a i3-inch wall ; and secures three separate dead-air spaces. ... Two four in. brick walls with five in. dead air space. No. 4. ..."

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