swinging

adjective
swing·​ing | \ ˈswiŋ-iŋ How to pronounce swinging (audio) \

Definition of swinging

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

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Examples of swinging in a Sentence

This music is really swinging.
Recent Examples on the Web It’s a blur; a swinging door; a multi-media maze that, for anyone who pays attention to pop culture, is all but unavoidable. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2022 The transfer portal is now more like a swinging door. Chris Hays, orlandosentinel.com, 7 Jan. 2022 Poirot first encounters the three points of the fateful romantic triangle at the heart of this tale in a swinging London speakeasy in 1937. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2022 Swinging Bridge, Arroyo Grande Balance on a swinging bridge 40 feet above the Arroyo Grande Creek, and 171 feet across. Mimi Slawoff, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2022 Significant flooding was reported late Sunday night in LaPlace near Lake Pontchartrain and in places like Lafitte, where a barge struck a swinging bridge in town. Rebecca Santana, chicagotribune.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Significant flooding was reported late Sunday night in LaPlace near Lake Pontchartrain and in places like Lafitte, where a barge struck a swinging bridge in town. Rebecca Santana, Chron, 30 Aug. 2021 The butcher, if there is one, hides back of a swinging door and leaves you all alone with your cellophaned hamburger. Celestine Sibley, ajc, 30 Nov. 2021 Sale breezed through the first inning, 1-2-3, getting Michael Brantley on a swinging third strike and throwing only nine pitches. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of swinging

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swinging

present participle of swing entry 1

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The first known use of swinging was in 1956

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Dictionary Entries Near swinging

swing hand

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Last Updated

4 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Swinging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swinging. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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