up·​com·​ing ˈəp-ˌkə-miŋ How to pronounce upcoming (audio)
: happening or appearing soon : forthcoming, approaching
a list of upcoming events
the upcoming election
… snippets of upcoming shows …Mike Hogan
… here to prep for upcoming NBA tryouts.Ric Bucher
Her latest accent, acquired after many hours in a local falafel bar, landed her a leading role in an upcoming feature film …Minna Towbin

Examples of upcoming in a Sentence

Upcoming events are posted on our website.
Recent Examples on the Web The 40-Year-Old Virgin star discussed the upcoming TV show at the premiere of his new film IF. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 14 May 2024 As part of the morbid support of the rapper’s upcoming 12th studio album, the obit shrewdly has quote marks around the subhead that had fans thinking Slim Shady was dropping a hint about the project’s possible lead single. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for upcoming 

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upcoming was in 1943

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“Upcoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upcoming. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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up·​com·​ing ˌəp-ˌkəm-iŋ How to pronounce upcoming (audio)
: coming soon

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