soar·​ing ˈsȯr-iŋ How to pronounce soaring (audio)
: the act or process of soaring
specifically : the act or sport of flying a heavier-than-air craft without power by utilizing ascending air currents

Examples of soaring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This sent prices in neighboring Bangladesh soaring, and authorities are scrambling to find new sources for the vegetable. Elsewhere, a drought in Spain took its toll on olive oil production. Aniruddha Ghosal, Evelyne Musambi, and Joeal Calupitan, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Sep. 2023 The orange leather piece featured a soaring, nearly hip-grazing leg slit that culminated with a gold buckle at the top. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Sep. 2022 Almost all of the high-profile layoff announcements have been within the tech industry, which raced to expand after the pandemic sent demand for technology soaring. CBS News, 27 Jan. 2023 News of Ioneer Lithium reaching a $700 million loan commitment for a new plant in Nevada sent its stock price soaring. - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 Like the best ballads, its beauty lies in its simplicity: It is carried entirely by the sound of piano keys and the soaring, yet always controlled, lilt of McVie’s voice. Vulture Staff, Vulture, 1 Dec. 2022 Research has shown that heat domes, areas of high atmospheric pressure that send the mercury soaring, have become stronger in recent decades. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 14 July 2018 For this winter, any increase in China’s energy consumption—even a cold winter that sends demand soaring—is unlikely to hurt Europe much, given that the continent’s natural gas reserves are already at more than 90% capacity. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 22 Oct. 2022 The war in Ukraine sent the spot price soaring, leading to the current crunch. Emily Rauhala, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soaring was in the 15th century

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“Soaring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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