English vocabulary TV or Radio

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advertisement

noun
any movie, picture, note, etc. designed to promote products or services to the public

channel

noun
a TV station and the programs it broadcasts

to channel-surf

verb
to change the television channel from one to another over and over again

channel surfing

noun
the act of repeatedly changing the channel from one to another, and watching each one for only a short period of time

commercial

noun
an advertisement on TV or radio

contrast

noun
the difference in dark and light colors on a television screen

couch potato

noun
a person who sits around and watches TV most of the time

CRT

noun
a tube-shaped part in which electrons create bright images, and is used in old television or computer screens

digital television

noun
a television that is capable of receiving digital signals

flat-screen

adjective
a very thin computer or television monitor that is not curved

HD

noun
a system that provides clear and high-quality pictures on television or computer screens

HDTV

noun
a television system that generates extremely clear images on a screen that is wider than a standard television

home entertainment

noun
movies, music, etc., enjoyed at home using special equipment

home theater

noun
an entertainment system with television and sound equipment designed to create an experience which is similar to being in a movie theater

instant replay

noun
the immediate playback of an important moment in a sports competition on television, usually shown in slow motion

to listen

verb
to pay attention to a sound we can hear or to what someone is saying; to hear with intention

to listen in

verb
to listen to a radio program

multichannel

adjective
having or employing several different television or communication channels

parental controls

noun
a feature provided in some digital devices (cellphones, television, etc.) that allows parents to have control over their children's access to unwanted content

pay-per-view

noun
a broadcasting system in which the viewer has to pay to watch a particular program

pay television

noun
a form of television broadcasting in which the viewer pays to have access to a particular program or channel

picture

noun
an image that is visible on a cinema or television screen

plasma TV

noun
a television set that has a screen made of plasma

prime time

noun
the time at which the largest number of audience is expected for a television or radio program

rating

noun
the estimated number of people who watch a TV show or listen to a radio program

reception

noun
the quality or the act of receiving radio, television or cellphone signals

remote control

noun
a device that controls a piece of electrical or electronic equipment (television, etc.) from a distance

to rewatch

verb
to watch something such as a movie, television show, etc. again

satellite television

noun
a type of television broadcast that employs satellites to send out programs that are received by a dish antenna in a specific region

screen

noun
the flat panel on a television, computer, etc. on which images and information are displayed

set

noun
a device that receives radio or television signals

set-top box

noun
a device that transforms digital signals from cable, internet, etc. into analogue to be viewed on an ordinary television set

slider

noun
a part on an electrical device that is used to control a variable, such as the volume

speaker

noun
a piece of equipment that converts electrical signals into sound, loud enough to be used in public announcement, playing music, etc.

television

noun
an electronic device with a screen that receives television signals, on which we can watch programs

terrestrial

adjective
denoting television channels that operate using stations located on the ground, rather than satellites

transistor

noun
a small semiconductor device, used in television and radio sets, able to amplify or rectify an electric current

to tune in

verb
to watch or listen to a certain broadcasting station or program

tuner

noun
an electronic part of a radio or television that allows one to watch or listen to a particular station

to view

verb
to watch something such as a television program, movie, etc.

viewer

noun
a person who watches a TV program

viewership

noun
the kind or number of audience who watch a specific television program or network

volume

noun
the amount of loudness produced by a TV, radio, etc.

to watch

verb
to pay attention or look at something or someone attentively for a period of time

widescreen

noun
a movie or TV screen in which the image has a high width compared to its height

to zap

verb
to rapidly change the channels on a television using a remote control

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