Airing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈerɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word airing
Brit.  |ˈɛːrɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word airing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to air

noun

- the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate (syn: dissemination, spreading)
- a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air

he took the dogs for an airing

- the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air (syn: ventilation)

Examples

A full airing of the issue is scheduled.

Put your houseplants outside to give them an airing.

an issue that wasn't given an airing during the campaign

the program's first airing in 2000

a car which had its first airing at the Paris Motor Show

he took the dogs for an airing

We remained here all day airing and sunning our baggage.

The divorce has meant airing their dirty laundry in court.

...a woman who at town meetings insists on airing every little Mickey Mouse concern she has...

Word forms

noun
singular: airing
plural: airings
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