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

Example Sentences

A full airing of the issue is scheduled.
Recent Examples on the Web The presenter has hosted eight seasons of the show to date, with the most recent run airing last summer. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 1 Mar. 2023 His wife waived her privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, effectively authorizing OHSU to discuss publicly the circumstances of the case, in hopes of forcing a public airing of the issue. oregonlive, 25 Feb. 2023 The High School Musical alum performs alongside some big Broadway names for a new PBS special airing on Feb. 28 Corbin Bleu is joining forces with some Broadway powerhouses for a new PBS concert special. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2023 In days past, product placement might get immediately booed upon airing. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 Republicans have called for congressional hearings into the balloon affair, and surely these questions will get a good airing. Peter Bergen, CNN, 7 Feb. 2023 Beyond airing on Animal Planet, the game will be shown on TBS, Discovery Channel and on HBO Max. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2023 The Kitten Bowl, the adorable event featuring cuddly kittens that was created to help raise adoption rates, was canceled after its final 2022 airing. oregonlive, 12 Feb. 2023 Cosmetics for a commercial airing on the big game this Feb. 12. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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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 24 Mar. 2023.

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