radio silence etymology

English word radio silence comes from English radio, English silence

Detailed word origin of radio silence

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
radio English (eng) (Internet, uncountable) The continuous broadcasting of sound recordings via the Internet in the style of traditional radio.. (countable) A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.. (countable) A device that can transmit radio signals.. (countable) On-board entertainment system in a car, usually including a radio receiver as [...]
silence English (eng) (imperative) Be silent. (molecular biology) To block gene expression.. (transitive) To make (someone or something) silent.. (transitive) To repress the expression of something.. (transitive) To suppress criticism, etc. Form of meditative worship practiced by the Society of Friends (Quakers); meeting for worship.. The act of refraining from speaking.. The lack of any sound.
radio silence English (eng) (figurative) A period of time during which nothing is heard from a person or organization.. A status maintained where all fixed or mobile radio stations in an area stop transmitting (sometimes limited to certain frequency bands).. The period of time during which this status exists.

Words with the same origin as radio silence

Descendants of radio
RF microquasar quasar