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

Definition of touring

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

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Paul Simon said Wednesday at the United Center, the latest stop on his long goodbye to life as a touring artist. Greg Kot,, "Paul Simon still searching after all these years," 7 June 2018 Many teens in the program have moved onto college, several are recording albums and one is now a national touring artist. Pam Kragen,, "David's Harp strikes a note with at-risk teens," 30 May 2018 Another huge touring artist — Billy Joel — also came to Wisconsin, for a Lambeau Field show June 17. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From Guns N' Roses to Tom Petty, the five top-grossing tours that hit Milwaukee in 2017," 3 Jan. 2018 Although the Boston Opera House has often hosted touring productions since it was reopened in 2004, there have been no tryouts. Don Aucoin,, "A comeback role for Boston theaters?," 14 July 2018 Even though most Gold Wing customers will use their bikes for long-distance touring, that figure may not present a problem. Charles Fleming,, "2018 Honda Gold Wing is lighter, sportier, more powerful and better looking," 20 Apr. 2018 But by the turn of the century, Honda’s sport bikes were again powered by inline-fours, and the V4s were stuck unsuccessfully in adventure touring bikes before being pulled from the market altogether. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The New Age of the V4 Road Bike," 26 Apr. 2019 For more than 60 years, Wanda Jackson has lived out of a suitcase, working as a touring musician and sharing stages with icons from Elvis Presley to Adele. Neil Shah, WSJ, "Wanda Jackson, a Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer Who Toured With Elvis, Retires From the Road," 10 Apr. 2019 Sir Elton John is saying goodbye to the touring road and turning in two shows in December at the Toyota Center. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The most anticipated concerts in Houston for 2018 (and a little beyond)," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of touring

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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