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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But now investors are betting that those rate increases are mostly over and that inflationary pressures are on a downswing. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 9 Jan. 2023 As of Wednesday, hospitalizations are at a level last seen early August, during the downswing of the summer coronavirus wave. oregonlive, 30 Nov. 2022 However, after Daniels left Jan. 2 in the middle of a downswing for Broadway sales amid the pandemic, grosses for the show went down significantly. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 29 July 2022 With case and hospitalization rates on the downswing, L.A. County last week dropped into the low COVID-19 community level defined by the CDC. Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 Fortunately, the downswing didn’t last long, as Dan Slott came on to keep the character’s comedic potential while also giving attention to an underexplored aspect: her job as a lawyer. Joe George, Men's Health, 19 Aug. 2022 New home construction is on the downswing as the cost of building a home continues to soar, all while the ability to afford one has bottomed out. - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Daytime highs and daytime lows should be on the downswing after our recent annual peaks. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 27 July 2022 Admittedly, the market has been on a downswing for a while now. - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 15 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of downswing was in 1891

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“Downswing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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