view·​ing ˈvyü-iŋ How to pronounce viewing (audio)
: 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 Shoppers can save $100 on a 70-inch LG Smart LED TV that has ultra-HD resolution, dynamic tone mapping, and AI sound for the optimal viewing experience. Casey Clark, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Broadcast viewing rose by 9 percent month to month, driven by sports as the NFL and college football seasons continued and Fox had some of baseball’s postseason, including the World Series, on its air. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2023 Many of them also carry content from the US and the UK for an even broader viewing experience. WIRED, 18 Nov. 2023 The contract includes a creation of a new fund to pay performers for future viewings of their work on streaming services, in addition to traditional residuals paid for the showing of movies or series. TIME, 11 Nov. 2023 In honor of his public viewing, Murphy was re-dressed in 19th century attire, said the website Berks Weekly. Christine Rousselle, Fox News, 7 Oct. 2023 On nights when the telescopes open for public viewing, people line up beneath the gaping maws of the towering domes, awaiting their turn to peer into the cosmos. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 The best viewing spot for the shadow is off Highway 64 in a place called Rhodes Big View Overlook near Cashiers. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 17 Oct. 2023 When my father returns to YouTube, the algo suggests—based on his recent viewing and re-viewing of Pizza Rat—more urban foraging-animal videos: there is Bagel Chipmunk and also Croissant Squirrel. Han Ong, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viewing was in 1535

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“Viewing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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