swoon


1swoon

intransitive verb \ˈswün\

: to become very excited about someone or something

: to suddenly become unconscious

Full Definition of SWOON

1
a :  faint
b :  to become enraptured <swooning with joy>
2
:  droop, fade
swoon·er noun
swoon·ing·ly \ˈswü-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of SWOON

  1. She almost swooned from fright.
  2. <whenever the young woman swooned, she always seemed to manage falling into the arms of a good-looking man>

Origin of SWOON

Middle English swounen, probably back-formation from swouning, swowening, from iswowen, aswoune, from Old English geswōgen in a swoon
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with SWOON

2swoon

noun

Definition of SWOON

1
a :  a partial or total loss of consciousness
b :  a state of bewilderment or ecstasy :  daze, rapture
2
:  a state of suspended animation :  torpor
swoony \ˈswü-nē\ adjective

Examples of SWOON

  1. <she wandered about in a swoon for several days after receiving the tragic news>
  2. <fell into a swoon at the sight of the handsome movie star>

First Known Use of SWOON

13th century

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