English version

white noise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Broadcasting
white noiseˌwhite ˈnoise noun [uncountable]  TCBnoise coming from a radio or television which is turned on but not tuned to any programme
Examples from the Corpus
white noiseWhen the waves are big, it can be deafening, a low-level white noise.Yet the hostility of takeovers is a distraction, a sort of white noise.A soft whir of white noise issued from a receiver and speakers near the operating table.I lifted the receiver with caution, listening for the white noise of a long-distance connection.The fans whir in the background, filling the locker room with white noise.
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