swim·​my | \ ˈswi-mē How to pronounce swimmy (audio) \
swimmier; swimmiest

Definition of swimmy

1 : verging on, causing, or affected by dizziness or giddiness
2 of vision : unsteady, blurred

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swimmily \ ˈswi-​mə-​lē How to pronounce swimmily (audio) \ adverb

Examples of swimmy in a Sentence

the planetarium's dazzling light show left my head swimmy with delight

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This is the swimmy feeling of first falling in love set to sound. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 10 Best Martin Garrix Remixes: Critic's Picks," 15 Nov. 2017 Through the opening movements of Rachmaninoff’s glorious Vespers music, Joe Milller’s 194-voice Westminster Symphonic Choir sounded mushy at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, awash in swimmy acoustics. New York Times, "A Piano Rang Out Like Gunfire: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments This Week," 10 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of swimmy

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of swimmy was in 1836

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