air·​ing ˈer-iŋ How to pronounce airing (audio)
: exposure to air or heat for drying or freshening
give the room an airing
: exposure to or exercise in the open air especially to promote health or fitness
: exposure to public view or notice
: a radio or television broadcast

Examples of airing in a Sentence

A full airing of the issue is scheduled.
Recent Examples on the Web This is a listing for 'This Week' airing Sunday, June 2, 2024. ABC News, 31 May 2024 Avenatti, who also threatened to leak the story to the New York Times, claimed the public airing of the accusations would harm the company financially. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 28 May 2024 The concert runs from May 24 to May 25, along with a special set airing on Disney+ named The Lion King at the Hollywood Bowl, according to a press release. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 25 May 2024 And nine months after its first airing, Letterman came onto Stewart’s last show to impart some wry words of wisdom. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for airing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of airing was in 1587

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Cite this Entry

“Airing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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