Aerial - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeriəl|  American pronunciation of the word aerial
Brit.  |ˈɛːrɪəl|  British pronunciation of the word aerial


- a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
- an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals (syn: antenna)


- characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air(syn: aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal)


the spectacular aerial acrobatics of the circus performers

She tried a new aerial in her last competition.

an aerial view of the Three Gorges Dam project aerial bomb failed to crump as it landed...

...totally desolated the city with aerial bombs...

An aerial view of the countryside shows wide swathes of green.

The Earth is surrounded with an aerial envelope or atmosphere.

General Hausken had not discounted the possibility of an aerial attack.

On each day of the show there will be spectacular aerial flybys of jet planes.

a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base

...the ground soldiers bugged out just before the start of the aerial bombing...

...aerial bombs rubbed out the oil refinery...

Word forms

singular: aerial
plural: aerials
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