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 website.
Recent Examples on the Web Scheduling has given Butler at least a chance to start favorably in the upcoming Big East basketball season. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Sep. 2021 And Jason Bateman is set to premiere footage from the upcoming final season of Ozark. Andy Meek, BGR, 23 Sep. 2021 Falls Patio Players have a variety of volunteer positions available for the upcoming season of shows held at North Middle School Auditorium, N88-W16750 Garfield Drive, Menomonee Falls. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2021 With ships unlikely to be entirely full for at least part of the upcoming season, San Diego is estimating 100 cruise calls, with anywhere from 185,000 to 225,000 passengers. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2021 The sheer number of jobs available in North Texas and nationwide is eye-popping, with companies actively competing to attract workers to meet online shopping demand or prepare for the upcoming holiday season or fall flu and COVID-19 innoculations. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, 20 Sep. 2021 The 21-year-old is cast in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, and she's been rehearsing for a few weeks. Mark Gray, PEOPLE.com, 18 Sep. 2021 Here’s what to expect from the upcoming UAB arts season. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al, 17 Sep. 2021 And the long lines at theme parks may get worse during the upcoming peak holiday travel season. Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021

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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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25 Sep 2021

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“Upcoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upcoming. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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