radio

noun
ADJECTIVE
car

He was singing along with the car radio.

CB, hand-held, portable, transistor, two-way
clock

According to my clock radio it was 3.30 in the morning.

FM, long-wave, short-wave
digital, Internet, satellite, terrestrial (esp. AmE)
army, police
community, local, national, state
commercial, public (esp. AmE)
pirate
drive-time, talk
VERB + RADIO
listen to, tune in to
tune

His radio is permanently tuned to Radio 1.

switch on, turn on
switch off, turn off
turn down, turn up
RADIO + VERB
announce sth, report sth

The radio announced that the president had been assassinated.

play (sth)
blare, blare out, blast, blast out

He drove along with his windows open and the radio blaring.

crackle
RADIO + NOUN
alarm
receiver, set
dial
signal, waves
communication, contact, message
operator
system
antenna, transmitter
silence

The troops maintained a strict radio silence while they moved into position.

static

A crackle of radio static came back through the earpiece.

broadcaster, network, station

the largest radio broadcaster in the US

broadcast, programme/program, show, spot (esp. AmE), transmission
ad, advertisement, interview, news, report, talk show (esp. AmE)
announcer, DJ, host (esp. AmE), personality, reporter
listener
airplay

The song is currently getting heavy radio airplay.

frequency
amateur, ham

The distress call was picked up by a young radio ham.

chatter

It was fascinating to listen to the radio chatter from the ships.

drama, play
astronomy, telescope
PREPOSITION
by radio

The message was sent by radio.

on the radio

We were listening to a show on the radio.


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