swimmy

adjective

swim·​my ˈswi-mē How to pronounce swimmy (audio)
swimmier; swimmiest
1
: verging on, causing, or affected by dizziness or giddiness
2
of vision : unsteady, blurred
swimmily adverb

Examples of swimmy in a Sentence

the planetarium's dazzling light show left my head swimmy with delight
Recent Examples on the Web This is the swimmy feeling of first falling in love set to sound. Kat Bein, Billboard, 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, 10 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of swimmy was in 1836

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“Swimmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmy. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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