down·​swing ˈdau̇n-ˌswiŋ How to pronounce downswing (audio)
: a downward swing

Examples of downswing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The friction between the two groups occasionally heats up, erupting in bouts of market volatility — large upswings after a promising piece of economic data or downswings following a Fed official’s attempt to tamp down Wall Street’s interest rate expectations. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 2 July 2024 Now Paramount, which had already been on a downswing, is back to square one, and Hollywood is left wondering what will happen to the iconic studio. Justin Klawans, theweek, 18 June 2024 Romance novelist Jacqueline Mathis’ career is on the downswing, and she's moved back to her South Caroline hometown to regroup. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 17 June 2024 Oil prices have collapsed and are likely to stay low; Western sanctions are hitting hard; and the Russian economy is on the downswing. Alexander J. Motyl, Foreign Affairs, 5 Feb. 2015 See all Example Sentences for downswing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of downswing was in 1891

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“Downswing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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