Airwaves (noun)

The electromagnetic waves that are used for radio or television broadcasting.


The word 'airwaves' is a compound word formed from 'air' + 'wave', which dates back to the early 20th century. it is used to describe the radio or television transmission medium.


  1. She tuned the radio to a popular station and the song filled the airwaves.
  2. The newscast was transmitted over the airwaves and heard by millions of listeners.
  3. The airwaves are filled with a variety of music, news, and talk shows.
  4. A lot of people still listen to the radio for entertainment, but these days most of it is streamed over the internet instead of over the airwaves.
  5. The airwaves were disrupted by the solar storm, causing interference in many radio and television broadcasts.
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