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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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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11 Jul 2020

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“Airing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 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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