view·​ing | \ ˈvyü-iŋ How to pronounce viewing (audio) \

Definition of viewing

: an act of seeing, watching, or taking a look especially : an instance or the practice of watching television

Examples of viewing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opening Day is an annual holiday for me, complete with a ritual viewing of Major League. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "What movies do you watch over and over? Our list of favorites to enjoy with family this holiday season," 19 Dec. 2020 The Kimpton Gray Hotel is offering a Nutcracker Package that includes a virtual viewing of Ballet Chicago’s performance, cocktails and in-room dining. Stephanie Reynolds,, "2020 guide for the December holidays in Chicago: Here’s how to plan for travel, staying home, food, entertainment and gifts," 10 Dec. 2020 Even Queen Victoria admired the work, attending a private viewing of the equestrian scene during one of the artist’s visits to England. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Rosa Bonheur’s Hyper-Realistic Animal Scenes Transfixed 19th-Century Europe," 9 Dec. 2020 TCL Chinese Theatre has barricaded off its famous forecourt handprints and footprints and is charging $5 a pop for a viewing, a few people at a time. Los Angeles Times, "What Hollywood Boulevard looks like when COVID-19 drives the tourists away," 5 Dec. 2020 The evening will begin with a viewing of a TEDx talk by Mahzarin R. Banaji, co-founder of Project Implicit, and the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard., "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 4 Dec. 2020 Following a viewing, Cowboys chaplain Jonathan Evans and former Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston, a college football teammate of Paul’s at Syracuse, were among the speakers. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "‘A great life taken away from us’: Cowboys gathered Thursday for Markus Paul’s memorial service," 3 Dec. 2020 But the biggest lessons to be learned from a live viewing of Sunday’s massacre at Lucas Oil Stadium: None. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Colts won't make excuse for Titans bludgeoning, but they deserve to be excused," 30 Nov. 2020 Attendance at a viewing for Quinn was limited to 10 people because of restrictions on the size of public gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. David Anderson,, "Harford families whose loved ones died during spring spike of COVID pandemic take part in musical tribute," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of viewing

1535, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2021

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“Viewing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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