sightseeing

noun
sight·​see·​ing | \ ˈsīt-ˌsē-iŋ How to pronounce sightseeing (audio) \

Definition of sightseeing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the activity of visiting the famous or interesting places of an area : the act or pastime of seeing sights We did a lot of sightseeing on our vacation. We didn't go to the conference. We went sightseeing instead …— Terry McMillan

sightseeing

adjective

Definition of sightseeing (Entry 2 of 2)

: devoted to or used for seeing sights

First Known Use of sightseeing

Noun

1821, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Sightseeing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sightseeing. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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