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sight·see·ing

 (sīt′sē′ĭng)
n.
The act or pastime of visiting sights of interest.
adj.
Used or engaged in sightseeing: a sightseeing bus; a sightseeing tour.
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sightseeing

(ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ)
n
a. the activity of visiting the famous or interesting sights of a place
b. (as modifier): sightseeing trip.
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sight•see•ing

(ˈsaɪtˌsi ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of visiting and seeing places and things of interest.
adj.
2. seeing, showing, or used for visiting sights: a sightseeing bus.
[1825–35]
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sightseeing

Sightseeing is the activity of travelling around a city or region to see the interesting places that tourists usually visit.

...a two-week tour, allowing some time in all the major cities for sightseeing.

Sightseeing is an uncount noun. You do not talk about 'sightseeings' or 'a sightseeing'. However, you can talk about a sightseeing trip.

I took a sightseeing trip on one of those tourist buses.

You can also say that someone goes sightseeing or does some sightseeing.

Vita and Violet went sightseeing.
I decided to do some sightseeing.
Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sightseeing - going about to look at places of interestsightseeing - going about to look at places of interest
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
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Translations
prohlídka města
sightseeing
nähtävyyksiin tutustuminen
razgledavanje
観光
관광
ogled znamenitosti
sightseeing
การเยี่ยมชม
chuyến tham quan

sightseeing

[ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ] Nturismo m
to go sightseeing; do some sightseeinghacer turismo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sightseeing

[ˈsaɪtsiːɪŋ]
ntourisme m
to go sightseeing → faire du tourisme
modif [trip, tour] → touristique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sightseeing

[ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ] nturismo
to go sightseeing, to do some sightseeing (gen) → fare un giro turistico (in town) → visitare la città
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sightseeing

زِيَارَةُ الـمَعَالِمِ السِّيَاحِيَّة prohlídka města sightseeing Besichtigungen περιήγηση στα αξιοθέατα visita a lugares de interés nähtävyyksiin tutustuminen tourisme razgledavanje visita turistica 観光 관광 sightseeing sightseeing zwiedzanie passeio turístico осмотр достопримечательностей sightseeing การเยี่ยมชม gezip görme chuyến tham quan 观光
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References in classic literature ?
The sidewalk was blockaded with sightseers who had gathered to stare at sightseers, justifying the natural law that every creature on earth is preyed upon by some other creature.
Every quarter of an hour the railway brought fresh accessions of sightseers; and, according to the statement of the Tampa Town
Indeed, the sightseers soon found that this particular sight was surrounded with the most extraordinary precautions.
Colonel Morris entered the room with two new visitors; presumably two new sightseers delayed by the accident.
By some subtle spiritual or physical alchemy observation had been transmuted into action--the sightseers had become participants in the spectacle--the audience had usurped the stage.
Bert stood there in the middle of the bridge, in a place that most people who knew it remembered as a place populous with sightseers and excursionists, and he was the only human being in sight there.
A crowd of morbid sightseers were still gathered round Deep Dene House, which was just such a suburban villa as I had pictured.
Indeed, if ghosts have any interest in the affections of those who succeed them they must reap their richest harvests when the fine weather comes again and the lovers, the sightseers, and the holiday-makers pour themselves out of trains and omnibuses into their old pleasure-grounds.
The air of the grounds and perhaps such a view of the house as any other sightseer might get are quite enough for me."
In preparation for the sightseers the castle's 24 miles of carpets has to be cleaned, around 13,000 books and 350 paintings must be dusted, 200 pieces of crystal have to be polished and acres of wooden floors cleaned.
High tides and strong winds were making the front a danger zone but sightseers couldn't resist taking their chances on the weather-beaten sea front.
A paramedic had to be flown by police helicopter to treat a suspected heart attack victim after sightseers parking cars three abreast blocked roads to watch a flats demolition.