: having all available tickets or accommodations sold completely and especially in advance
also : of or relating to a sold-out event
a sold-out crowd

Examples of sold-out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is an eight-ticket limit on Ticketmaster. Buy Lana Del Rey Tickets on Ticketmaster If tickets are sold-out, your best bet is to try a third-party site like VividSeats.com. Tim Chan, Rolling Stone, 23 Aug. 2023 In the 1920s and 30s, The Comedian Harmonists sold millions of records, made dozens of films, and sold-out the biggest theaters around the world. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 21 Aug. 2023 The full allocation is sold-out despite a price in Germany that starts at $137,500 at current exchange rates. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 18 July 2023 Shortly after they were announced, the eight underplay shows, being hyped as Davidson working out new material on stage, quickly sold-out. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 6 June 2023 All gigs are sold-out, according to promoter Secret Sounds. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 5 May 2023 Though the two Saturday shows are sold-out, the 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday events appear to still have tickets, according to CB Live's website. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2023 For example, the U.S. demand for electric vehicles is already such that the time between new models being available and sold-out is often just a matter of minutes. Thomas Baker, Fortune, 7 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, the Nashville concert was sold-out and 9,800 headbangers were waiting. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 27 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sold-out was in 1903

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“Sold-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sold-out. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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