para·​glid·​ing ˈper-ə-ˌglī-diŋ How to pronounce paragliding (audio)
: the recreational sport of soaring from a slope or a cliff using a modified parachute
ˈper-ə-ˌglīd How to pronounce paragliding (audio)
intransitive verb

Examples of paragliding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The moribund Oceanwide Plaza project, an unfinished development across the street from Arena, became the source of a new headache for Los Angeles officials this week when multiple people used the high-rise as a launching pad for paragliding. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 Or, take to the sky for some paragliding, which is also popular at this location. Adeline Duff, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2024 The area is also known for its four championship golf courses, the members-only Kitzbühel Country Club, paragliding, fishing, and many lakes ripe for swimming. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2023 While skiing is unlikely to be on the menu in May, activities such as paragliding, hiking, farm visits, and river rafting should be, as well as a slew of Swiss restaurants with dreamy vantage points, serving all manner of fondue and rösti. Becky Lucas, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Dec. 2023 The Draper Police, per KSTU, said that Ellison was very experienced in paragliding. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 Metadata indicates those tests took place months before the paragliding montages took place. Paul P. Murphy, CNN, 12 Oct. 2023 Its partnership with Outdoor Switzerland includes such exhilarating seasonal adventures as ice climbing, paragliding, and perhaps the most scenic bungy jump in the world over Lake Stockensee. Melinda Fulmer, Robb Report, 17 Aug. 2023 The gathering is scheduled to continue to Aug. 12 and includes activities such as rock climbing, paragliding, traditional Korean games, arts and crafts, and leadership workshops. John Yoon, New York Times, 3 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paragliding was in 1978

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“Paragliding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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