forth·​com·​ing | \ fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce forthcoming (audio) , ˈfȯrth- \

Definition of forthcoming

1 : being about to appear or to be produced or made available the forthcoming holidays your forthcoming novel funds are forthcoming
2a : responsive, outgoing a forthcoming and courteous man
b : characterized by openness, candidness, and forthrightness (see forthright entry 1 sense 1) not forthcoming about his memories of medical school— Mark Kramer

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Examples of forthcoming in a Sentence

He was more forthcoming about his past than they expected. She has been less than forthcoming about her involvement in the scandal.
Recent Examples on the Web As for the forthcoming weekend traffic, an American spokeswoman from Miami said the airline expects to average more than 5,700 departures system-wide between May 26 and 30. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 21 May 2022 The countdown to the arrival of BTS‘ forthcoming anthology album, Proof, continues. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 20 May 2022 Angel Olsen has announced that her forthcoming album Big Time will be released alongside an accompanying film made in collaboration with director Kimberly Stuckwisch. Izzy Colón, SPIN, 9 May 2022 The forthcoming album was first teased during the final evening of the group's four-night Las Vegas residency at the Allegiant Stadium. Jack Irvin,, 6 May 2022 The track, written by Khalid and produced by Chrome Sparks, is the lead single off the rapper’s forthcoming third studio album. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 29 Apr. 2022 Who were the standouts from Weekend 1? Harry Styles treated festivalgoers to new songs from his forthcoming album and brought out special guest Shania Twain during his headlining set this past Friday. Kai Grady, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 At once a preview of her forthcoming album, Familia, and an overview of the star’s confident new style, the concert is her most ambitious project to date. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 7 Apr. 2022 The viral dance challenge and series are all in preparation for Lizzo's forthcoming album About Damn Time, which is set to be released on April 14. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of forthcoming

circa 1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for forthcoming

obsolete forthcome to come forth

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27 May 2022

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“Forthcoming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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forth·​com·​ing | \ fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce forthcoming (audio) \

Kids Definition of forthcoming

1 : being about to appear the forthcoming holiday
2 : ready or available when needed Supplies will be forthcoming.

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