swoon

verb
\ˈswün \
swooned; swooning; swoons

Definition of swoon 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : faint

b : to become enraptured swooning with joy

2 : droop, fade

swoon

noun

Definition of swoon (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a partial or total loss of consciousness

b : a state of bewilderment or ecstasy : daze, rapture

2 : a state of suspended animation : torpor

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Other Words from swoon

Verb

swooner noun
swooningly \ˈswü-niŋ-lē \ adverb

Noun

swoony \ˈswü-nē \ adjective

Examples of swoon in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

she wandered about in a swoon for several days after receiving the tragic news fell into a swoon at the sight of the handsome movie star
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When Ronaldo fell to the turf early after a collision with Real Madrid teammate Nacho, it was probably justified, and those who swoon over his ability were given fuel to marvel at the fact that often the only way to stop Ronaldo is by force. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Ronaldo's hat trick another reminder of why he's loved and hated," 15 June 2018 But swooning shares have gnawed away at its gains and complicated its ability to cash out. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Behind a Hedge Fund’s Billion-Dollar Bet On Busted Oil Companies," 20 May 2018 It should be noted that Iâm the kind of person who still swoons over the safety record of Volvo 240 station wagons. Sunset, "How to Take a Stunning Yosemite Road Trip by Motorcycle," 22 Jan. 2018 Some of the smaller independent companies that pioneered the shale boom borrowed heavily and suffered when oil and gas prices swooned in recent years. Clifford Krauss, New York Times, "Exxon Mobil Tripling Its Bet on the Hottest U.S. Shale Field," 30 Jan. 2018 The Can’t-Miss Experience: Bibliophiles and architecture lovers alike will swoon over the public library in nearby Dijon, where locals still go to check out their weekly reads. Fortune, "5 Spectacular, New Ways to Experience the French Countryside," 28 June 2018 Victoria Eggs Royal Wedding Tea Towel Guests will swoon for this charming tea towel, specially handmade to celebrate Harry and Meghan's nuptials. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "12 Essentials for Hosting the Best Royal Wedding Party," 14 May 2018 While privacy advocates are swooning over the new rules, the reality is that the new regulations will harm not only the organizations that must comply with them, but consumers—the very people the GDPR is intended to help. Daniel Castro, Fortune, "Why the GDPR Will Make Your Online Experience Worse," 23 May 2018 Naturally, this sweet interaction between the father and his older kids had everyone on Twitter swooning. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Prince William Praising Charlotte and George's Etiquette Skills During the Royal Christening Is Everything," 9 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

See more of the swoon-worthy couture gowns, guaranteed to take your breath away, below. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Gowns At Valentino's Couture Show Will Take Your Breath Away," 5 July 2018 Another late-season swoon under coach Mark Stoops left the 2017 Kentucky Wildcats once again wondering what could have been. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Kentucky is pushing to move up in tough SEC, No. 69 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 19 June 2018 Despite a June swoon that has dropped his batting average into the low .200s, Harper remained in third place among NL outfielders in the fan vote to start the game, according to the tabulations Major League Baseball released Monday. Jorge Castillo, chicagotribune.com, "His All-Star spot no longer in doubt, Bryce Harper will swing away in Home Run Derby," 3 July 2018 Americans’ wealth surpassed the $100 trillion mark for the first time in early 2018, as rising home prices offset the hit to households’ assets from a stock-market swoon in the first quarter. Harriet Torry, WSJ, "Americans’ Wealth Surpasses $100 Trillion," 7 June 2018 Her swoon-worthy dress was designed by Christian Siriano, who also designed wedding looks for Orange is the New Black actress Samira Wiley and her wife Lauren Morelli for their wedding in March 2017. Chazz Inniss, PEOPLE.com, "See Pretty Little Liars Star Sasha Pieterse's Christian Siriano Wedding Gown from Every Angle," 30 May 2018 Some investors said the technology sector in particular remained susceptible to a swoon, given how bullish investors had gotten toward the group. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "U.S. Stocks Surge as Trade Worries Ease," 26 Mar. 2018 How much of his late-season swoon was due to the physical rigors of the season? Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "NBA Draft Stock Watch: Who is Rising and Falling After the First Weekend of March Madness?," 19 Mar. 2018 Barkley then jumped in, wondering acerbically just how highly the committee had ranked Oklahoma before its swoon. Des Bieler, chicagotribune.com, "Charles Barkley, Dick Vitale rip into Oklahoma's selection for NCAA tournament," 11 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of swoon

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for swoon

Verb

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

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The first known use of swoon was in the 13th century

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More Definitions for swoon

swoon

verb

English Language Learners Definition of swoon

: to become very excited about someone or something

: to suddenly become unconscious

swoon

verb
\ˈswün \
swooned; swooning

Kids Definition of swoon

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swoon

noun

Kids Definition of swoon (Entry 2 of 2)

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