Meaning of digital radio in English:

digital radio


  • 1A radio for receiving analogue signals which incorporates either a digital tuning mechanism or a digital display (or frequently both). Now rare. Compare digital tuning , "digital".

  • 2A radio for receiving digital radio signals.

  • 3Telecommunications
    The radio transmission of audio signals that have been digitally encoded, especially for the purposes of broadcasting.


1970s; earliest use found in Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune. From digital + radio.


digital radio

/ˌdɪdʒɪtl ˈreɪdɪəʊ/