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

Among starting pitchers with at least 90 innings this season, Senzatela’s 6.6 percent swinging-strike rate ranks last in the major leagues. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ starting rotation for 2020 needs an extreme makeover," 8 Sep. 2019 Darth Rey The scene that has everyone at D23 talking: Rey, now donning a black cloak, holds a double-sided red lightsaber a la Darth Maul but with more swinging action. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," 26 Aug. 2019 While Ridgecrest shook intensely, Las Vegas just saw some swinging light fixtures. Mary Beth Griggs, The Verge, "LA’s earthquake warning system worked — just not how people expected," 5 July 2019 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 While Ridgecrest shook intensely, Las Vegas just saw some swinging light fixtures. Mary Beth Griggs, The Verge, "LA’s earthquake warning system worked — just not how people expected," 5 July 2019 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

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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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21 Sep 2019

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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

informal + old-fashioned : lively or exciting

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