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commercial break

noun
1.
a short interruption during radio or television programming for the broadcasting of a commercial or commercials.
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Examples from the web for commercial break
  • It is a relief to eyes, ears and nervous system when a commercial break kicks in or the remote is flicked to a another channel.
  • Good news is that the ads don't display through the entire commercial break.
  • They may have switched channels during the commercial break, be napping or talking on the telephone.
  • Or how about a quick declaration that the next commercial break will contain important safety information.
  • Kip sped up and the radio station went to a commercial break.
  • The announcer had only read the headline before the commercial break.
  • He also gets a free throw after the commercial break.
  • Here, the judge gets his makeup re-touched during a commercial break.
  • We're back from commercial break and a question has been posed about when was the last time you had financial difficulties.
  • Every commercial break brings another political come-on.
British Dictionary definitions for commercial break

commercial break

noun
1.
an interruption in a radio or television programme for the broadcasting of advertisements
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Contemporary definitions for commercial break
noun

a pause in a television or radio broadcast for advertisements

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