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.
Recent Examples on the Web Rounds 2-7 will occur Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and airing on NHL Network. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "The next generation of Dallas hockey? Stars’ youth program products hope to hear names called during NHL draft," 5 Oct. 2020 Supernatural: The last seven episodes of Supernatural are here, the first airing tonight. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "10 TV Shows, Movies, and Music Moments You'll Regret Missing This Week," 2 Oct. 2020 The ad will appear on TV and digital airing nationally on cable and in key states, including Colorado, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Utah, and Washington, D.C. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Judicial Crisis Network launches $2.2M ad buy backing Trump Supreme Court pick," 21 Sep. 2020 And, speaking of classics, 3 p.m. EST marks the penultimate airing of Hocus Pocus, followed by The Addams Family and Addams Family Values. Lindsay Denninger,, "How Many Times Hocus Pocus Is Playing During 31 Nights Of Halloween & 4 Other Details You Need To Know," 15 Sep. 2020 For those who have any memory of its airing in 1971 as an ABC Movie of the Week, or the many re-airings during the ’70s or even the paperback novel version of the movie, the tears should be pretty much instantaneous. Mary Mcnamara,, "Commentary: Gale Sayers and ‘Brian’s Song’ changed sports movies, and male friendship, forever," 25 Sep. 2020 Windsor Freedom Trail documentary airing on WIN-TV: From now through mid-October, relax in the comforts of your home while watching the Windsor Freedom Trail Documentary., "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 18 Sep. 2020 Its airing caused Putin considerable embarrassment abroad. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, "Alexei Navalny was once a mere annoyance to the Kremlin. His poisoning shows how much that has changed.," 12 Sep. 2020 Is Paris, a YouTube Originals documentary airing later this month. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "Paris Hilton was the original influencer. Now a new documentary lets viewers see past the facade," 7 Sep. 2020

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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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15 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Airing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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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