airing

noun
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

The skirts of my suits get an airing only for serious lunches, board meetings, and public speaking. Vogue, "Read the Funny, Fearless Judith Krantz on Dressing at 70 in Vogue," 24 June 2019 The publication adds that the first airing is set to happen in July during the Keepsake Christmas campaign, which marks the halfway point to December 25. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark Just Announced It Will Air a Record-Breaking 40 New Christmas Movies This Year," 4 Apr. 2019 The King hasn’t performed live in seven years and is attempting a comeback through a Christmas special airing on NBC. Lila Seidman, latimes.com, "‘Elvis ’68,’ opening Friday in Glendale, brings audience inside Presley’s big comeback," 27 June 2019 Crowder is the host of Louder With Crowder, a political commentary show airing on Blaze TV, a conservative broadcasting network with cable, satellite, and streaming assets that hosts talking heads like Glenn Beck and Ben Shapiro. Aja Romano, Vox, "YouTube may allow hate speech if it’s part of a larger argument. Yikes.," 6 June 2019 This is a re-airing of the special that originally premiered June 23). Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "10 moon-landing TV specials you’ll want to see," 5 July 2019 Tuesday’s hearing was the first open airing of concerns by the Oversight Commitee. Ashley Halsey Iii, The Denver Post, "Hundreds of TSA workers being diverted from airports to southern border," 25 June 2019 Tuesday’s hearing was the first open airing of concerns by the Oversight Committee. Washington Post, "TSA says hundreds of its workers being diverted from airports to southern border," 25 June 2019 And the voters of Contra Costa deserve a public airing of the case against him — as quickly as possible. Daniel Borenstein, The Mercury News, "Borenstein: Stop legal stalling on Contra Costa assessor’s trial," 21 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'airing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of airing

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about airing

Statistics for airing

Last Updated

13 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for airing

The first known use of airing was in 1587

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for airing

airing

noun

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on airing

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with airing

Nglish: Translation of airing for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of airing for Arabic Speakers

Comments on airing

What made you want to look up airing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!