swing·​ing ˈswiŋ-iŋ How to pronounce swinging (audio)
: being lively, exciting, and fashionable
also : abounding in swingers and swinging entertainment
a swinging coffeehouse

Examples of swinging in a Sentence

This music is really swinging.
Recent Examples on the Web The hole at 2-5 brought out the swinging forehand volley winner and an untouchable crosscourt backhand to get him within a point. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2023 If the driver is apt to be distracted by a swinging object hanging from the rearview mirror, consider vent clips or a spray. Nikolas Greenwald, Good Housekeeping, 18 Jan. 2023 That motif informs the two hours that follow, as Elvis (Austin Butler) rises to fame and riches by enthralling white audiences with his swinging hips and the raw sexuality of the new art form of rock ’n’ roll. Katie Reul, Variety, 10 Jan. 2023 And with that, with Grohl on drums and Kurstin on keys, Apatow sang-talked the swinging psychedelic soft rock classic on a stage decked with multiple menorahs, some stray tinsel and a killer horn section. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 19 Dec. 2022 The club’s immersive, tiki bar experienceis designed to simulate a swinging pleasure cruise in a submarine. Scott Feinblatt, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2022 Lee blistered a swinging strike into the back netting midway through the first half, scoring off the corner kick to jumpstart the host Lions in a 3-1 Division 1 second-round girls’ soccer victory over No. 21 Methuen Thursday night. Cam Kerry, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Nov. 2022 The doors lift up and push in for access to each shelf individually—a welcome feature that makes adding or removing items a bit easier without having to navigate a swinging door. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2022 One of the smoothest voices ever, Ella Fitzgerald brings a swinging, unique sound to this Christmas classic. Kelly O'Sullivan, Country Living, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


present participle of swing entry 1

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swinging was in 1956

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“Swinging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swinging. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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