swinging

adjective swing·ing \ ˈswiŋ-iŋ \

Definition of swinging

:being lively, exciting, and fashionable; also :abounding in swingers and swinging entertainment
  • a swinging coffeehouse

Examples of swinging in a Sentence

  1. This music is really swinging.

Recent Examples of swinging from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'swinging.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of swinging

present participle of 1swing



SWINGING Defined for English Language Learners

swinging

adjective

Definition of swinging for English Language Learners

  • : lively or exciting



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up swinging? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!