up·​com·​ing | \ ˈəp-ˌkə-miŋ How to pronounce upcoming (audio) \

Definition of upcoming

: 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

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Examples of upcoming in a Sentence

Upcoming events are posted on our Web site.
Recent Examples on the Web Selena doesn’t hide her feelings about the urgent need for change in the upcoming election. Jessica Chia, Allure, "Selena Gomez Is in Full Control of Her Life," 9 Sep. 2020 Young voters could hold the balance for the upcoming presidential election. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Taylor Swift, DJ Khaled, Billie Eilish and More Join Forces for ‘Just Vote’ Campaign," 8 Sep. 2020 Wednesday, September 2, during a trip to North Carolina, President Trump suggests that voters should send in a mail-in ballot and then show up in-person to vote at a polling place for the upcoming election. Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner, "White House Weekly: Sept. 8," 8 Sep. 2020 The White House said in a statement that its pandemic response is based on saving lives and protecting the economy, and that decisions are unrelated to the upcoming election. Erin Allday, SFChronicle.com, "The pandemic is a matter of life and death: Election politics is turning it into a matter of opinion," 5 Sep. 2020 In Solingen, an industrial city about 20 kilometers (13 miles) east of Duesseldorf, candidates suspended their campaigns for an upcoming regional election. Frank Jordans, Star Tribune, "German prosecutors to charge mom with murder of 5 children," 4 Sep. 2020 President Donald Trump's suggestion for North Carolina voters to cast their ballots twice in the upcoming presidential election stirred fears of voter fraud, with critics quick to point out the illegality of double voting. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Voting twice, as President Trump suggested, is rare—but it does happen," 4 Sep. 2020 Opening Gila River Arena as a voting location for the upcoming general election just makes sense. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Coyotes' Gila River Arena to serve as 2020 election voting center," 4 Sep. 2020 On Tuesday, Netflix dropped the new trailer for its upcoming competitive karaoke show Sing On!, hosted by Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Ruth Kinane, EW.com, "Watch the trailer for Tituss Burgess' new Netflix karaoke show Sing On!," 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of upcoming

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upcoming was in 1943

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12 Sep 2020

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“Upcoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upcoming. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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How to pronounce upcoming (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of upcoming

: happening or appearing soon


up·​com·​ing | \ ˈəp-ˌkə-miŋ How to pronounce upcoming (audio) \

Kids Definition of upcoming

: coming soon the upcoming holiday

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