sight·​see | \ ˈsīt-ˌsē How to pronounce sightsee (audio) \
past sightsaw\ ˈsīt-​ˌsȯ How to pronounce sightsee (audio) \; present participle sightseeing\ ˈsīt-​ˌsē-​iŋ How to pronounce sightsee (audio) \

Definition of sightsee

intransitive verb

: to go about seeing sights of interest

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Other Words from sightsee

sightseer \ ˈsīt-​ˌsē-​ər How to pronounce sightsee (audio) , -​ˌsir \ noun

Examples of sightsee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although there appears to be no horseback riding available, there are plenty of places to hike, bike, golf, and sightsee. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 21 July 2021 Navajo Nation bikepacking tours aren’t your average cycle-and-sightsee excursions. Stephanie Vermillion, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 July 2021 Surrounded by Korean street, Temple Street night market, Kowloon Park, Avenue of Stars, K11 Musea, and Knutsford Terrace, there are plenty to eat, drink, shop and sightsee around the area. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Expect to spend at least 40 minutes making the drive, and that's without any stops to hike or sightsee. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 3 July 2021 That's between 5 and 8 months out to sea but with multiple port calls to sightsee. Geoff Whitmore, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021 Through Tuesday, December 1, folks looking to sightsee in Europe via river cruise can save a ton on 2021 voyages. Melissa Lee And Megan Mccarthy, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2020 While out sightseeing one day, her iPhone slipped from her fingers and landed in one of the canals. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Oct. 2019 The Redondo Beach Marina, home to a number of local chain restaurants and a departure point for whale-watching and sightseeing cruises, is about a 15-minute walk from the house. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of sightsee

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sightsee

back-formation from sightseeing

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The first known use of sightsee was in 1824

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3 Aug 2021

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“Sightsee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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sight·​see | \ ˈsīt-ˌsē How to pronounce sightsee (audio) \
sightsaw; sightseeing

Kids Definition of sightsee

: to go about seeing places and things of interest

Other Words from sightsee

sightseer \ -​ˌsē-​ər , -​ˌsir \ noun


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