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

This music is really swinging.

Recent Examples on the Web

The agency has secured the swinging emergency fare gates at stations and deployed audio alarms at some. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Fare evasion: Activists cry foul over Metro Transit Police pinning down woman, exposing her breasts," 30 May 2018 The heavily swinging title track is a fantabulous example. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "A Tour of Van Morrison's Jazzy Side in Honor of New 'You're Driving Me Crazy' Album," 27 Apr. 2018 Wilson said a lot of hitters would be taking on a 3-0 count in that situation, but acknowledged the Pirates free-swinging team. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers Opening Day: 5 moments that stood out at Comerica Park," 30 Mar. 2018 Approximately 30 seconds later Fleming returns to the safe and appears to close the cabinet door where the safe was kept and again exits the swinging door. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Brookfield Chick-fil-A manager accused of burglary," 30 Aug. 2017 During the swinging heyday of graphic design, his 1,400-plus paperback covers, along with his movie posters and magazine work, embodied and influenced pop culture’s loose, liberated visual style. Michael Callahan, Vanities, "The Man Behind History’s Most Iconic Movie Posters, From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to James Bond," 19 Apr. 2017 During the swinging heyday of graphic design, his 1,400-plus paperback covers, along with his movie posters and magazine work, embodied and influenced pop culture’s loose, liberated visual style. Michael Callahan, Vanities, "The Man Behind History’s Most Iconic Movie Posters, From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to James Bond," 19 Apr. 2017 During the swinging heyday of graphic design, his 1,400-plus paperback covers, along with his movie posters and magazine work, embodied and influenced pop culture’s loose, liberated visual style. Michael Callahan, Vanities, "The Man Behind History’s Most Iconic Movie Posters, From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to James Bond," 19 Apr. 2017 A cutter that Belisle threw just 66 times to get a 13.5 percent swinging-strike rate likely helped neutralize lefty batters. Mike Berardino, Twin Cities, "Minnesota Twins agree to terms with veteran reliever Matt Belisle," 2 Feb. 2017

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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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Phrases Related to swinging

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The first known use of swinging was in 1956

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swinging

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of swinging

: lively or exciting

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