dead air


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dead air

n.
An unintended interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound.

dead′ air′


n.
the loss or suspension of the video or audio signal during a television or radio transmission.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.dead air - an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sounddead air - an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound
pause, suspension, intermission, interruption, break - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
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