per·​form·​ing | \ pər-ˈfȯr-miŋ How to pronounce performing (audio) , pə- \

Definition of performing

: of, relating to, or constituting an art (such as drama) that involves public performance the performing arts

Examples of performing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Performance: Stillness in Motion performance Vol lll, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Live performance bridging the gap between the visual and performing arts crafted from the artwork & stories of the artists in each exhibit., "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 11 Dec. 2019 Cleveland without Playhouse Square – the largest unified performing arts complex in the U.S. after Lincoln Center in New York – would be unthinkable. Steven Litt, cleveland, "From Blossom to Playhouse Square, architect Peter van Dijk left historic imprint — Steven Litt," 27 Oct. 2019 The few artists who have spoken out have seen their economic and performing prospects in mainland China annihilated overnight. Los Angeles Times, "A Cantopop star publicly supported Hong Kong protesters. So Beijing disappeared his music," 23 Sep. 2019 The Friends are a nonprofit fundraising arm for the historic performing arts venue in downtown Campbell. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Campbell community briefs for the week of Sept. 20," 20 Sep. 2019 Slated to span 60,000 square feet and rise three stories, the museum will also include a performing arts space, a learning center and a demo kitchen. Lila Seidman,, "For Shant Sahakian, Armenian American museum executive director, civic life is the good life," 4 June 2019 This Rogers Park fest highlights the neighborhood’s thriving visual and performing arts hub. Web Behrens,, "15 things to do with the kids Aug. 12-18," 11 Aug. 2019 For Murdoch, buying the 61 percent of Sky that Fox does not currently own would give his company full control of a strongly performing business to which the media mogul has a special attachment. Michael J. De La Merced,, "Comcast starts bidding war with 21st Century Fox for Sky," 25 Apr. 2018 Outdoor music, an indoor performing arts stage, interactive exhibits and loads of hand-on crafts are just some of its offerings. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 25 things to do in Mesa," 18 Feb. 2015

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First Known Use of performing

1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Performing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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