soar·​ing | \ ˈsȯr-iŋ How to pronounce soaring (audio) \

Definition of soaring

: 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 With its defense dominating and its unexpected offense soaring, arguably no team has proved more powerful than USC through three rounds of the NCAA tournament. Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2021 The semiconductor shortage in February and March sent valuations for many constituents in the PHLX Semiconductor index soaring, while QCOM was largely left behind. Moneyshow, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 With e-commerce soaring, some landlords want to include a portion of online sales in the new leases, arguing that physical stores play an important role in many of these transactions. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2021 Elon Musk’s tweets seem to constantly send dogecoin soaring, and bitcoin is flirting with $60,000 yet again after having climbed to an all-time high above $61,500 earlier this month. Zach Epstein, BGR, 31 Mar. 2021 Creeping inflation has sent prices of basic staples like rice soaring, leaving millions of Brazilians struggling to put food on the table. Ana Ionova, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Mar. 2021 Is inflation a threat? With consumer spending soaring, employers may struggle to find employees, especially with many Americans neither working nor looking for jobs, economists say. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2021 Knipe’s singing shifts from conversational to soaring, pensive to heroic, with a leap of anticipation in their voice that can bring to mind Michael Stipe or Buddy Holly. Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone, 5 Mar. 2021 An Arctic blast of below-freezing air covered Texas from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, sending demand for electricity soaring. Russell Gold, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of soaring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2021

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“Soaring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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