mail·​ing ˈmā-liŋ How to pronounce mailing (audio)
: mail sent at one time to multiple addressees by a sender (as for promotional purposes)

Examples of mailing in a Sentence

Get the check ready for mailing and take it to the post office. The charity sent out several mailings to everyone on its mailing list.
Recent Examples on the Web Even as Netflix pivoted to focus on streaming, paving the way for competitors like Hulu, the company continued to offer its DVD mailing service through a separate website, Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 The 1873 law hatched by morality crusader Anthony Comstock banned the mailing of lewd material, and any drug, device or information that can prevent or end a pregnancy. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 12 May 2023 For now, judicious distribution for loving reflection and comment might better serve the writer’s well-being than a family-wide mailing. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Each note card comes with a blank, eggshell-colored envelope for mailing. Addie Morton, Southern Living, 24 July 2023 Processing times include the duration a person’s application spends at passport agencies or centers, excluding any additional time taken for mailing. Gisselle Medina, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2023 Leaked audio recordings of her presentation reveal Mitchell called on the GOP to limit voting on college campuses, same-day voter registration, and automatic mailing of ballots to registered voters. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 21 Apr. 2023 But ultimately no one was able to determine who sent the offensive mailing or if it was related to Johnson’s work. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2023 July 11 - Protect Our Constitution, the pro-Issue 1 group, accidently mails outdated absentee ballot applications in a mailing targeting sympathetic Republican voters. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mailing was in 1928

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“Mailing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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