Word list: TV or Radio

TV or Radio

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Media - TV or Radio

Undoubtedly, the media plays an important role in our everyday life. Here, you will find the vocabulary related to media and broadcasting.

Media
advertisement
advertisementnoun

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

channel
channelnoun

a TV station and the programs it broadcasts

to channel-surf
to channel-surfverb

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

channel surfing
channel surfingnoun

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

commercial
commercialnoun

an advertisement on TV or radio

contrast
contrastnoun

the difference in dark and light colors on a television screen

couch potato
couch potatonoun

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

CRT
CRTnoun

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

digital television
digital televisionnoun

a television that is capable of receiving digital signals

flat-screen
flat-screenadjective

a very thin computer or television monitor that is not curved

HD
HDnoun

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

HDTV
HDTVnoun

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

home entertainment
home entertainmentnoun

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

home theater
home theaternoun

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

instant replay
instant replaynoun

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

to listen
to listenverb

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

to listen in
to listen inverb

to listen to a radio program

multichannel
multichanneladjective

having or employing several different television or communication channels

parental controls
parental controlsnoun

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
pay-per-viewnoun

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

pay television
pay televisionnoun

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

picture
picturenoun

an image that is visible on a cinema or television screen

plasma TV
plasma TVnoun

a television set that has a screen made of plasma

prime time
prime timenoun

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

rating
ratingnoun

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

reception
receptionnoun

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

remote control
remote controlnoun

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

to rewatch
to rewatchverb

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

satellite television
satellite televisionnoun

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

screen
screennoun

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

set
setnoun

a device that receives radio or television signals

set-top box
set-top boxnoun

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

slider
slidernoun

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

speaker
speakernoun

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

television
televisionnoun

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

terrestrial
terrestrialadjective

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

transistor
transistornoun

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

to tune in
to tune inverb

to watch or listen to a certain broadcasting station or program

tuner
tunernoun

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

to view
to viewverb

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

viewer
viewernoun

a person who watches a TV program

viewership
viewershipnoun

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

volume
volumenoun

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

to watch
to watchverb

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

widescreen
widescreennoun

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

to zap
to zapverb

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