air·​ing | \ ˈer-iŋ How to pronounce airing (audio) \

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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The network canceled his program this summer to make way for Kelly Clarkson's upcoming talk show airing this September. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Steve Harvey Lays Down the "Truth” About His Marriage on His Wife Marjorie’s Instagram," 16 Aug. 2019 The demise of the new federal prosecution also spurred widespread airing of conspiracy theories online Saturday, with people questioning who would benefit from Epstein’s death. Benjamin Weiser,, "Jeffrey Epstein dead after apparent suicide in New York jail," 10 Aug. 2019 The apparent demise of the new federal prosecution also led to widespread airing of unfounded conspiracy theories online on Saturday, with people questioning who would benefit from Mr. Epstein’s death. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "Jeffrey Epstein Dead in Suicide at Jail, Spurring Inquiries," 10 Aug. 2019 And today is the very last episodes, 99 and 100 airing of Jane The Virgin. Bianca Betancourt, Teen Vogue, ""Jane the Virgin" Star Gina Rodriguez Shared a Heartfelt Tribute for the Show's Finale," 1 Aug. 2019 And today is the very last episodes, 99 and 100, airing of Jane the Virgin. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Gina Rodriguez Wrote the Most Heartfelt Tribute to Jane the Virgin," 1 Aug. 2019 Expect cast members Stephen Amell, David Ramsey and Emily Bett Rickards to thank their loyal fans and promote the final season’s 10 episodes, which will begin airing Oct. 15. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con 2019: 50 things to see at this year’s Comic-Con," 17 July 2019 A year after the arrest, there has still been no preliminary hearing or airing of evidence. Tribune News Service,, "The Man in the Window: Closing in on DeAngelo (Part Four)," 23 June 2019 The film, which will appear in two parts, the first airing July 9 and the second airing July 10, goes inside the infamous 2014 case of the young Massachusetts woman, Michelle Carter, who urged her then-boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to die by suicide. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Why HBO’s 'I Love You, Now Die' Is In Two Parts, According to Erin Lee Carr," 12 June 2019

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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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