Swing Meaning and Definition


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Swing meaning

Word: Swing

How to pronounce: swɪŋ

Verb

Definitions:

1. Move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis.

Example sentences: "Her long black skirt swung about her legs"

2. Move by grasping a support from below and leaping.

Example sentences: "We swung across like two trapeze artists"

3. Move or cause to move in a smooth, curving line.

Example sentences: "The cab swung into the parking lot"

4. Shift or cause to shift from one opinion, mood, or state of affairs to another.

Example sentences: "Opinion swung in the Chancellor's favor"

5. Play music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm.

Example sentences: "The band swung on"

6. (of an event, place, or way of life) be lively, exciting, or fashionable.

7. Engage in group sex or swap sexual partners within a group, especially on a habitual basis.

Noun

Definitions:

1. A seat suspended by ropes or chains, on which someone may sit and swing back and forth.

Example sentences: "The chains that had been holding the seat of the swing up were still sticking straight out."

2. An act of swinging.

Example sentences: "With the swing of her arm, the knife flashed through the air"

3. A discernible change in opinion.

Example sentences: "The South's swing to the right"

4. A style of jazz or dance music with an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm.

Example sentences: "His choreography is full of intricate rhythms done with up-tempo swing and other driving jazz music forms."

5. A swift tour involving a number of stops, especially one undertaken as part of a political campaign.

Example sentences: "Also afterwards, President Bush opened a five-day campaign swing with a bus tour in Florida."

6. (in musical theater) an understudy, typically one who covers multiple roles in the chorus of a particular production.

Example sentences: "Beginning as a swing and understudy in 1996, the teenager eventually scored a major role and performed the lead as an understudy about ten times."


Synonyms:

seesaw

swing set

dangle

suspend

wobble

sway

swinging motion

vacillation

turn

rotate

revolve

drop

turn off

flail

swivel

twist

spin

whip

pivot

swirl

whirl

hang

divert

deviate

veer

diverge

deflect

twirl

swerve

maneuver

swing music

sweep

roll


Derivations:

swinging

Swinger

Swingle


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Turkish: Salıncak


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