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It's very frustrating not being on the air.
Bruce Boxleitner

Meaning of "on the air" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ON THE AIR

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ON THE AIR

on tenterhooks
on the alert
on the back burner
on the back foot
on the baker´s list
on the ball
on the beam
on the blink
on the block
on the books
on the bot
on the bounce
on the brain
on the breadline
on the bum
on the button
on the cadge
on the cards
on the carpet
on the chance

WORDS THAT END LIKE ON THE AIR

a breath of fresh air
castle in the air
clear the air
compressed air
fresh air
give someone the air
hot air
in the air
into thin air
light air
lighter than air
off air
off the air
open air
out of thin air
sea air
take the air
up in the air
walk on air
with one´s nose in the air

Synonyms and antonyms of on the air in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «on the air» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ON THE AIR

Find out the translation of on the air to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of on the air from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «on the air» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在空气
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en el aire
570 millions of speakers

English

on the air
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हवा पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على الهواء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на воздухе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

no ar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাতাসে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à l´antenne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

di udara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auf der Luft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

放送されて
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공기 에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing udhara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trên không khí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காற்று மீது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हवेत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yayında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in onda
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w powietrzu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на повітрі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în aer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στον αέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die lug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på luften
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på luften
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of on the air

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE AIR»

The term «on the air» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.061 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE AIR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «on the air» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «on the air» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about on the air

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10 QUOTES WITH «ON THE AIR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word on the air.
1
Joan Van Ark
When you're on a long running series, you reach a very rarefied, high oxygen area and after a while to keep a show on the air they have to make some very drastic changes.
2
Ashleigh Banfield
The hardest thing is that I never do anything the same way twice, and when I'm on the air, I'm very unscripted, and I'm very comfortable in that role. So me being scripted is not a comfortable place for me.
3
Jim Beaver
I've got a lot of shows under my belt that are ancient history solely because they were on the air before this video revolution came along and ensured that canceled shows could continue to have a bit of a presence.
4
Frank Black
I've made my records and I've done all the interviews. I've done lots of long tours. I've made stupid videos. I've done all that stuff and learned all the lingo and gone to radio stations and shmoozed with DJs on the air and met retail people.
5
Bruce Boxleitner
It's very frustrating not being on the air.
6
Ed Bradley
I did anything that would get me on the air.
7
Candace Bushnell
'Lipstick Jungle' was on the air for 20 episodes - I loved 'Lipstick Jungle.'
8
Tom Cavanagh
I think most people who were involved with television will tell you, if given a season or given a 13-episode order and getting those episodes on the air, and if viewers don't come, I think most people will tell you they'd walk away. They feel they were given a fair shake, and if viewers didn't come, they didn't come.
9
Kevin Chapman
I feel that 'Person of Interest' is the same quality as 'Brotherhood.' I think it's one of the smartest network television shows on the air today. The audience is a wide range of individuals.
10
Denise Crosby
I think that show will go down in history... people will scratch their heads and say 'How did this ever get on the air?' I mean, they finally have a planet that's populated with a black race and then they present them as savage warriors, and the men want the white girl!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ON THE AIR»

Discover the use of on the air in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to on the air and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio
A comprehensive reference of the radio shows of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has entries arranged in alphabetical order and includes each show's history, timeslot, network, advertisers, cast members, and much more. UP.
John Dunning, 1998
2
Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America
Using lively anecdotes drawn from firsthand interviews, Walker chronicles the story of the unsung heroes of American radio who, despite those barriers, carved out spaces for themselves in the spectrum, sometimes legally and sometimes not.
Jesse Walker, 2004
3
Weather on the Air: A History of Broadcast Meteorology
In Weather on the Air, meteorologist and science journalist Robert Henson covers it all—the people, technology, science, and show business that combine to deliver the weather to the public each day.
Robert Henson, 2010
4
Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio ...
But these modern series owe much of their success to the pioneering efforts of early-twentieth-century science shows like Adventures in Science and “Our Friend the Atom.” Science on the Air is the fascinating history of the evolution of ...
Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette, 2009
5
What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting ...
But before losing their battle for the airwaves, Heather Hendershot reveals, they purveyed ideological notions that would eventually triumph, creating a potent brew of religion, politics, and dedication to free-market economics that paved ...
Heather Hendershot, 2011
6
The Light Crust Doughboys are on the Air: Celebrating ...
This is the story of the Light Crust Doughboys phenomenon, from their debut broadcast in 1930 to their contemporary live performances.
John Mark Dempsey, 2002
7
Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books
Culled from Donna Seaman’s Chicago radio program, Open Books, this collection of interviews highlights Seaman's in-depth conversations with writers of literary fiction and creative nonfiction.
Donna Seaman, 2005
8
The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the Air
This much-needed work examines the place of the news interview in Anglo-American society as well as its historical development.
Steven Clayman, John Heritage, 2002
9
Andre Kostelanetz on Records and on the Air: A Discography ...
Available downloads from the Internet are included in the song title appendix, while additional appendixes address CDs and V-Discs, the records created by the U.S. Army and Navy for worldwide distribution to members of the armed forces ...
James H. North, 2011
10
Terror on the Air!: Horror Radio in America, 1931-1952
"This full-length study of golden age horror radio focuses on six representative programs, starting with The Witch's Tale in 1931 and ending with The Mysterious Traveler in 1952.
Richard J. Hand, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ON THE AIR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term on the air is used in the context of the following news items.
1
ESPN Pulls Colin Cowherd Off Air For Good After Comments On …
Before getting das boot, Cowherd was back on the air this morning saying his words had been taken out of context — because most media and ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
2
Saturday's sports events on the air
Saturday's sports events on the air. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size · Larger font size. «Greensboro News & Record, Jul 15»
3
50 years on the air - Radio Seychelles celebrates half-century as the …
This week marks fifty years since the first radio station in Seychelles began broadcasting - Radio Seychelles, presently part of the Seychelles ... «Seychelles News Agency, Jul 15»
4
Sports on the air - July 25
Saturday's TV | radio. ARENA FOOTBALL LEAUGE. ▫ Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 6 p.m., ESPNEWS. BASEBALL. ▫ Cape Cod Leage, All-Star ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
5
Air Quality Advisory issued for several Tri-State counties Saturday
The Agency expects to see levels of ozone in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range on the Air Quality Index (AQI). Ozone levels are ... «WLWT Cincinnati, Jul 15»
6
On the Air
9 p.m. — Light heavyweights, Jean Pascal (29-3-1) vs. Yunieski Gonzalez (16-0-0); champion Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1) vs. Nadjib Mohammedi ... «The Southern, Jul 15»
7
Nike Air Max 95 "Greedy" - U.S. Release Date
What results is one of the more head-turning takes on the Air Max 95 in quite some time. Will you be trying to grab a pair in a couple of weeks? «Sneaker News, Jul 15»
8
Obama 'orders' Jon Stewart to stay on the air
Fulfilling yet another obligation as an outgoing President, Barack Obama paid a ceremonial visit to "The Daily Show" on Tuesday night, his ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
9
Turkey to let US strike Islamic State from Incirlik air base - WSJ …
... and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke on Wednesday, but it declined to say whether they had reached an agreement on the air base. «Firstpost, Jul 15»
10
Sporting events, on the air for Thursday, July 23
Seattle Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson beats the tag from Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias to steal second base during the eighth ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»

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