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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 Keep an eye out for more information about the upcoming Marian Anderson documentary, including an eventual premiere date. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, "A New Documentary Celebrates the Legendary 20th Century Singer Marian Anderson," 30 May 2020 A few months ago, state leaders were still saying that the upcoming budget-writing session would be the time for the state would address teacher pay, which continues to lag behind neighboring states. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana primary 2020: Amid the coronavirus, it’s unclear how voters will react to school referendums," 30 May 2020 Stahl, who has an upcoming book on the subject, said. Kristine Gill, Fortune, "Career coach versus mentor: Which do you need?," 29 May 2020 But given the recent killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin along with subsequent nationwide protests and social unrest, America needs the upcoming Verzuz battle between gospel greats Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond. Taiia Smart Young, Essence, "Sunday's Best: Kirk Franklin And Fred Hammond Will Bless The Next Verzuz Battle," 29 May 2020 With the upcoming The King of Staten Island, Pete Davidson looks to make his big screen breakout with a very personal story. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "King of Staten Island star Bel Powley on being 'in awe' of friend Pete Davidson," 29 May 2020 Video game devotees eager for more information on the upcoming PlayStation 5 – and the games coming for the next generation console – will soon have more details. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Sony to unveil PlayStation 5 launch video game titles, first look at games at June 4 event," 29 May 2020 Focus on developing creative ideas as the upcoming four to five weeks pass by. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for May 29, 2020: Aries, dress for success; Capricorn, ask friends for advice," 29 May 2020 The new guidelines mark an upcoming launch into Phase 3 of Newsom's four-phase reopening plan for the state. NBC News, "Justice Department drops insider trading investigations of three senators," 28 May 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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2 Jun 2020

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“Upcoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upcoming. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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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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