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swoon

verb \ ˈswün \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of swoon

swooned; swooning; swoons
1 a : faint
b : to become enraptured
  • swooning with joy
2 : droop, fade

swooner

noun

swooningly

play \ˈswü-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of swoon in a Sentence

  1. She almost swooned from fright.

  2. whenever the young woman swooned, she always seemed to manage falling into the arms of a good-looking man

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Origin and Etymology of swoon

Middle English swounen, probably back-formation from swouning, swowening, from iswowen, aswoune, from Old English geswōgen in a swoon

swoon Synonyms


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swoon

noun

Definition of swoon

1 a : a partial or total loss of consciousness
b : a state of bewilderment or ecstasy : daze, rapture
2 : a state of suspended animation : torpor

swoony

play \ˈswü-nē\ adjective

Examples of swoon in a Sentence

  1. she wandered about in a swoon for several days after receiving the tragic news

  2. fell into a swoon at the sight of the handsome movie star

Recent Examples of swoon from the Web

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First Known Use of swoon

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SWOON Defined for English Language Learners

swoon

Definition of swoon for English Language Learners

  • : to become very excited about someone or something

  • : to suddenly become unconscious


SWOON Defined for Kids

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swoon

verb \ ˈswün \

Definition of swoon for Students

swooned; swooning
: 2faint

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swoon

noun

Definition of swoon for Students

: 3faint


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