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[air-pley] /ˈɛərˌpleɪ/
the act or an instance of broadcasting recorded material over radio or television.
Origin of airplay
1965-70; air1 + play Unabridged
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Examples from the web for airplay
  • It would also be odd to respond, because it would give the idea more airplay.
  • Sorry to be so late with the airplay updates this week.
  • Record labels and performers have prospered from the free airplay provided by local broadcasters.
  • He or she may wish to incorporate portions of your message in actual airplay.
  • The recording industry receives broadcast radio airplay, which promotes sales for sound recordings and concert tickets.
  • Talented artists are denied the ability to recover what they are owed from the airplay of their music overseas.
British Dictionary definitions for airplay


(of recorded music) radio exposure
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Word Origin and History for airplay

1950 in radio sense, from air (n.1) + play.

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