tour·​ing ˈtu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce touring (audio)
: participation in a tour
: cross-country skiing for pleasure

Examples of touring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to releasing Summer’s Over with the group, the bedroom-pop musician has also served as a touring act with the band, performing bass and backing vocals. Xander Zellner, Billboard, 22 Feb. 2024 Fortunately, this album has brought many wonderful developments, including constant touring, which is a dream job! Richard Villegas, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024 Get the beginning of an answer to that at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco Thursday night as the Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts presents International Guitar Night, an annual touring event now in its 24th season that celebrates the glorious diversity of the acoustic guitar. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 There’s also a substantial environmental cost that comes with orchestral touring — one that, in 2024, may draw attention to itself. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2024 The facility also hosts some of America’s largest professional touring karting series races. Charlottefive Staff, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 She’s also done a lot of touring, and has performed with the Kansas City Symphony and was highlighted as a soloist in a master class with Yo-Yo Ma. Patrick Neas, Kansas City Star, 9 Feb. 2024 The touring production that opened Tuesday at Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre has plenty going for it, including some spectacular performers and stunning choreography, not to mention the infectious pop songs of the Swedish foursome. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, 7 Feb. 2024 Evangeline was conceived using in vitro fertilization (IVF), harvesting Carlile’s eggs for Shepherd to carry due to the singer’s strenuous work and touring schedule. Francesca Gariano, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'touring.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of touring was in 1794

Dictionary Entries Near touring

Cite this Entry

“Touring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!