tour·​ing | \ ˈtu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce touring (audio) \

Definition of touring

1 : participation in a tour
2 : cross-country skiing for pleasure

Examples of touring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a workshop in September, members of Beyoncé's original all-female touring band taught students about sound recording in one of WAM's two entirely female-run recording studios. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Tech Support: Women's Audio Mission Has Helped Thousands to Pursue Careers in Sound," 13 Dec. 2019 The touring production also gives audience members chances to win prizes without leaving their seats. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Survey says ... ‘Family Feud Live’ coming to South Florida," 25 Oct. 2019 Maya Angelou, who was once featured in a touring production, told NPR in 2010—and represented black life in a serious theatrical piece. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "After a 30 Year Absence, the Controversial ‘Porgy and Bess’ Is Returning to the Met Opera," 23 Sep. 2019 Santana chose favorite tracks from those African albums and brought the playlist to Rubin and the tight-knit touring Santana band. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "On ‘Africa Speaks,’ Santana Finds a Worthy Partner in Buika," 25 June 2019 But the band was booked to play four events at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, which led to decades of international touring, playing storied venues like London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. oregonlive, "Pink Martini at 25: Thomas Lauderdale looks back on the band’s remarkable musical journey," 20 Dec. 2019 Twenty years of touring will turn anyone into a pro. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "On Location: Where the Avett Brothers Record, Tour, and Recover," 18 Oct. 2019 Two of the artists of the year honorees, Luke Combs and Carrie Underwood, were in the middle of touring and couldn’t attend the show, but Underwood performed two songs live on the show via her tour stop in Cleveland, Ohio. Washington Post, "Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show," 17 Oct. 2019 Pyle formed his namesake band in the early ‘80s, and after four albums and a few decades of touring has created his own legacy outside of his former band. Chip Mccabe,, "One can’t-miss band for every day at The Big E," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of touring

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of touring was in 1794

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17 Jan 2020

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“Touring.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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