down·​swing | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌswiŋ How to pronounce downswing (audio) \

Definition of downswing

1 : a downward swing
2 : downturn

Examples of downswing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state last saw a day of more than 4,000 new cases in mid-January, as the fall/late winter surge, which peaked at about twice that number, was on the downswing. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Aug. 2021 Some people spot during ovulation because the downswing in hormones can cause a little uterine lining to break down too early, causing light bleeding. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 13 Aug. 2021 While both songs by the South Korean septet continue to maintain a high level of performance, the figures are on the downswing and this year’s BTS craze that began in late May looks to be gradually settling down. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 28 July 2021 But even by the time Beeple made his record-breaking sale, the NFT market as a whole was already on the downswing. Scott Nover, Quartz, 11 June 2021 The club, pegged as the overwhelming World Series favorites two months ago, is now navigating through another downswing. Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2021 New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are on the downswing in the United States and around the world, but hot spots along the East Coast have been sticking around longer compared to the rest of the country., 23 Feb. 2021 At this stretch in the downswing of a historic arctic blast, however, Blaum and his fellow Aggies simply hope to compete in some form or fashion starting later this week. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2021 Michigan is on a downswing and there are problems with recruiting, development, performance and even culture. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, 22 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of downswing

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Aug 2021

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“Downswing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of downswing

: a situation in which something decreases or becomes worse
: a forward and downward movement of a club as a golfer hits a shot

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