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

Examples of swinging in a Sentence

This music is really swinging.
Recent Examples on the Web There, a modern lock code opened the swinging cellar doors, and the two descended a flight of concrete steps to the bunker. Aaron Goldfarb New York Times, Star Tribune, "Old liquor bottles not just dust collectors," 6 Oct. 2020 One afternoon, Sue snapped a picture of them in a swinging double chair that staff had pulled into the sunlight. Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press, "Her husband had Alzheimer's and COVID-19. She couldn't be there with him as he died.," 23 Nov. 2020 There, a modern lock code opened the swinging cellar doors, and the two descended a flight of concrete steps to the bunker. Aaron Goldfarb New York Times, Star Tribune, "Old liquor bottles not just dust collectors," 6 Oct. 2020 Far away, at the other end of the bar, were the two swinging doors of the bathrooms: the men’s marked by an old magazine cutout of a young and dusty Clint Eastwood, the women’s marked by an old magazine cutout of a loud and bosomy Marilyn Monroe. Eduardo Halfon, The New York Review of Books, "Canción," 9 Nov. 2020 There, a modern lock code opened the swinging cellar doors, and the two descended a flight of concrete steps to the bunker. Aaron Goldfarb New York Times, Star Tribune, "Old liquor bottles not just dust collectors," 6 Oct. 2020 While a permanent home is being built for them, the swinging two-year old jungle playmates had nowhere to go. NOLA.com, "From the Files of The Farmer," 4 Nov. 2020 There, a modern lock code opened the swinging cellar doors, and the two descended a flight of concrete steps to the bunker. Aaron Goldfarb New York Times, Star Tribune, "Old liquor bottles not just dust collectors," 6 Oct. 2020 There, a modern lock code opened the swinging cellar doors, and the two descended a flight of concrete steps to the bunker. Aaron Goldfarb New York Times, Star Tribune, "Old liquor bottles not just dust collectors," 6 Oct. 2020

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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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17 Dec 2020

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“Swinging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swinging. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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swinging

adjective
How to pronounce swinging (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of swinging

informal + old-fashioned : lively or exciting

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