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1Crackling or hissing noises on a telephone, radio, or other telecommunications system.
- ‘They arrived at the control room with the crackle and static of the incoming message filling the air and everyone froze as the chilling words issued forth.’
- ‘Her question was interrupted by a sudden spit of crackle and static from her radio.’
- ‘There does some to be some residual analog hiss or static under the audio most of the time, but it is minimal, especially for a film of this age.’
- ‘Recently he has become interested in EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena), detecting voices from the spirit world buried in radio static or white noise.’
- ‘I pause and listen anxiously to the static on the radio.’
- ‘She can hear herself panting from exertion, the sound like static in the earpiece.’
- ‘This is supposedly how the dead can contact the living through the detuned noise of modern equipment, such as radio static and television snow.’
- ‘The connection hissed and buzzed with static that the computers should have been able to filter out.’
- ‘And since the collection systems and analysts all remained static, the stovepipes could remain unchanged for decades.’
- ‘This survey examined the frequency of dropped calls, service area coverage, static on cell phone calls and busy circuits.’
- ‘It was dusk, the city an orange glow on the horizon, and intermittent bursts of static on the radio.’
- ‘I found him eventually on an obscure community station that kept breaking up with static and interference from taxi drivers.’
- ‘Derive, a solo dance piece by Peters, demonstrated that even the static of a radio being tuned to random frequencies was ample reason to dance as her improvised movements filled the space.’
- ‘As she walked, static could be heard over the PA system.’
- ‘As I walk down the stairs, my feet cold and longing for my blanket (I'm never cold), I hear the static of the radio changing.’
- ‘Upon realising that he wouldn't be done any time soon she once again pulled out the radio to be met with the same static.’
- ‘Through the crackling static we hear a radio DJ speaking Taiwanese.’
- ‘Jonah opened his eyes and the voice in his mind instantly became a squeal of static that hissed and crackled.’
- ‘Then a crackle of radio static came back through your earpiece: ‘Deployed, sir!’’
- ‘There was a crackle of radio static before all four sniper teams responded with a simple: ‘Roger.’’
- 1.1short for static electricity
- ‘Her computer was on, humming the usual electric static that always seemed to bug her.’
- ‘Through the electrical static of a massive storm, he finds himself talking to a man who claims to be a firefighter and who appears to be awaiting the World Series of 1969.’
- 1.2North American informal Angry or critical talk or behavior.‘the reception was going sour, breaking up into static’
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