air·ing | \ ˈer-iŋ \

Definition of airing 

1 : exposure to air or heat for drying or freshening give the room an airing

2 : exposure to or exercise in the open air especially to promote health or fitness

3 : exposure to public view or notice

4 : a radio or television broadcast

Examples of airing in a Sentence

A full airing of the issue is scheduled.

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There is also a fee from their performing rights organization (PRO) with each airing — paychecks that add up if a show airs in syndication or in foreign markets., "Record Scratch: Only 6% Of Your Favorite Shows Use Music Composed By Women," 1 July 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Policy This featured no airing of grievances on Twitter and no vocal jabs spoken from a man to his counterpart. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Gerrit Cole, Astros overpower Red Sox," 1 June 2018 Still, as the traditional promise of work breaks down, unconventional ideas are emerging from the political margins to gain a serious airing. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "Free Cash to Fight Income Inequality? California City Is First in U.S. to Try," 30 May 2018 Repeat airings are scheduled for 9 p.m. May 24, 7 p.m. May 26, 6 p.m. May 27 and 7 p.m. May 31. Mike Scott,, "Tom Benson documentary to premiere on WYES," 14 May 2018 Boland acknowledged that Tester's airing of allegations against Jackson may have complicated his path to re-election in November. Miguel Marquez, CNN, "Trump-Tester feud draws attention to Montana Senate race," 1 May 2018 The clip debuted Saturday night on the Disney Channel during an airing of The Incredibles, just before the Radio Disney Music Awards began. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, "Marshmello & 'DuckTales' Join Forces for 'Fly' Video," 23 June 2018 The contest was divided into two parts, with the first airing Thursday morning and the second on Thursday night. Jenna West,, "Karthik Nemmani spells "Koinonia" to Win Scripps National Spelling Bee," 31 May 2018 Just this weekend, after the airing of the Roseanne reboot, Barr hailed an obscure conspiracy theory that Trump has been breaking up multiple rings of pedophiles. Will Bunch,, "Real-life conspiracy nut Roseanne explains Trump better than TV's 'Roseanne' | Will Bunch," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of airing

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of airing was in 1587

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English Language Learners Definition of airing

: an occurrence in which something (such as an idea) is made known to many people so that it can be discussed

: an occurrence in which a radio or television program is broadcast

: an occurrence in which fresh air is allowed to fill a place or to surround something

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