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[awf-air, of-] /ˈɔfˈɛər, ˈɒf-/
not broadcast, but said, played, or happening in a radio or television studio context. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for off-air
  • While the cameras were trained on the Salahis, Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were carrying on off-air talks.

  • I was on board John Edwards' campaign bus, with ABC's off-air Edwards reporter, Raelyn Johnson, riding in who-knows-where Iowa.

    The Boys on the Bus Ben Crair November 2, 2008
  • It was a typically insensitive comment, but, what was really telling was his remark, off-air, to the interviewer afterward.

British Dictionary definitions for off-air


adjective, adverb
obtained by reception of a radiated broadcasting signal rather than by line feed: an off-air recording
connected with a radio or television programme but not broadcast: an off-air phone-in
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