\ˈswiŋ-ē \
swingier; swingiest

Definition of swingy 

: marked by swing

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Last night saw Chopra taking to the streets of Manhattan, her thick, swingy brunette hair parted deeply to one side to glide over her shoulders, ends kissed by a sunny, lightened-up shade of honey. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Has the Perfect Lipstick for a Night Out with Nick Jonas," 13 June 2018 The more than 2 million ballots that remained uncounted on election night are down to 6,037 votes in Lake County, a small but swingy region north of the San Francisco Bay area. David Weigel, Washington Post, "The votes from California’s primary are finally in. Here’s what we learned.," 6 July 2018 Thanks to a fashion makeover it has been reborn as the bright, swingy and sturdy November Rain Poncho. Judi Dash, latimes.com, "Fashionable, versatile and safe: what every traveler needs," 26 Mar. 2018 The groom’s mom was in a swingy print mini sundress. Ellen Warren, chicagotribune.com, "Are pajama pants ever OK in public?," 12 Mar. 2018 The brunette hue darkened—along with her temperament—for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, a high, swingy ponytail serving as the very embodiment of Tiffany Maxwell’s slightly petulant demeanor. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence’s Best Movie Hair Transformations, From The Hunger Games to Red Sparrow," 2 Mar. 2018 Mitch had the idea to switch the strumming pattern from a swingy acoustic guitar to straight, down strumming on an electric. Rob Ledonne, Billboard, "Born Ruffians Share 'Uncle, Duke and the Chief' Album Stream & Track-by-Track Breakdown," 8 Feb. 2018 While not a drastic cut, Jolie's new style is swingy, bouncy, and healthy-looking. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Angelina Jolie Just Cut Her Hair," 17 Oct. 2017 At the same time, with Trump’s popularity languishing, the midterm elections promise to be particularly hairy for Republicans from purplish, swingy districts. Michelle Cottle, The Atlantic, "Who Will Lead the Republican Moderates?," 8 Oct. 2017

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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a state of commotion or excitement

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