can·​yon·​ing ˈkan-yə-niŋ How to pronounce canyoning (audio)
chiefly British

Examples of canyoning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s skydiving, of course, and caving; zip-lining and canyoning; heli-skiing and Zorbing (look it up). Natasha Frost, Quartzy, 10 Dec. 2019 Soak in the Río Negro hot springs or choose between several exciting excursions: ride horseback across lush meadows, strap on a harness for a canyoning expedition, or soar through the canopy by zip line. National Geographic, 17 June 2019 For those into mountaineering, canyoning, or rock climbing, both Banff and Jasper will leave you spoiled for route choices. Daniel Otis, Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018 At the island’s heart are mountains dense with rain forest where the adventurous can go hiking, canyoning, and rafting. Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of canyoning was in 1986

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Cite this Entry

“Canyoning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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