Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “sightseeing”


noun [U]     /ˈsaɪtsiːɪŋ/
A2 the activity of visiting places that are interesting because they are historical , famous , etc : a sightseeing tour of LondonTourism and holidaysHotels and hostels
sightseer     /ˈsaɪtˌsiːər/ noun [C] a person who goes sightseeingTravellers and visitorsTourism and holidaysHotels and hostels
(Definition of sightseeing noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “sightseeing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More