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

Example Sentences

Upcoming events are posted on our website.
Recent Examples on the Web Her upcoming rom-com film, Shotgun Wedding, which premieres on Amazon Prime Video on January 27, is sure to bring in big bucks. Sabrina Talbert, Women's Health, 25 Jan. 2023 To promote its nonalcoholic beer (and cross-promote the upcoming film Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania), Heineken has enlisted an in-character Paul Rudd, having a sip before he’s called into action. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 20 Jan. 2023 Coolidge stars alongside Lopez and Josh Duhamel in the upcoming Prime Video film Shotgun Wedding, out on streaming Jan. 27. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 20 Jan. 2023 At a press event for her upcoming film Shotgun Wedding, Jennifer Lopez rocked the fun hue in the form of a $1,695 Magda Butrym turtleneck dress with delicate ruching and a gorgeous floral embellishment at the neckline. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2023 The Training Day and Emancipation director has signed on to helm Lionsgate's upcoming film Michael, about the life and music of the King of Pop. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 18 Jan. 2023 At the same time, a movie star (Portman) comes to study the family for an upcoming film about their lives. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 17 Jan. 2023 Miller’s upcoming film, The Flash, will still be released in 2023, and the actor is reportedly working with producers to shoot additional scenes. Vulture, 13 Jan. 2023 Gerard Butler, Mike Colter and director Jean-François Richet attended a special screening in New York on Tuesday for their upcoming action film. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Jan. 2023 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Upcoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upcoming. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


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

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