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sightseeing

[sahyt-see-ing] /ˈsaɪtˌsi ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of visiting and seeing places and objects of interest.
adjective
2.
seeing, showing, or used for visiting sights:
a sightseeing bus.
Origin of sightseeing
1840-1850
1840-50; sight + seeing
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British Dictionary definitions for sightseeings

sightseeing

/ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ/
noun (informal)
1.
  1. the activity of visiting the famous or interesting sights of a place
  2. (as modifier): sightseeing trip
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Word Origin and History for sightseeings

sightseeing

n.

also sight-seeing, 1821, from sight (cf. sights) + present participle of see (v.). Sight-see (v.) is from 1824. Sight-seer first recorded 1821.

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