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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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

And yet these scenes can’t help but clash with the show’s swooning nostalgia. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 is a dazzling confection with a slightly bitter aftertaste," 5 Dec. 2018 The post offered a short snippet of the track, which features Arthur swooning over a ghostly instrumental, and Juicy J showcasing his lyrical prowess. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "Marshmello Teases New Track 'You Can Cry' With Juicy J and James Arthur," 30 Apr. 2018 Ever since the movie's release, fans have been swooning over the actor on social media. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, ""To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Star Noah Centineo Was Almost Cast As Another Role in the Movie," 21 Aug. 2018 Admittedly, fruit salad might not be something your friends and family would swoon over. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "How to take your fruit salad from boring to brilliant," 17 July 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Apple, which in August became the first U.S. company to surpass $1 trillion in market value, had been faring far better than many other tech titans in the recent swoon. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Apple Reports Record Results but Weak Revenue Outlook," 1 Nov. 2018 Thankfully, all that pressure has pressed this film into a diamond: Directed by Jon M. Chu, Crazy Rich Asians is fun, funny, gorgeous, and swoon-worthy. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Crazy Rich Asians is a dazzling, sumptuous success," 18 Aug. 2018 Others still think that Kamala Harris or some other fresh, young candidate will make the Blue Team swoon. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Midterms will mold Dems' 2020 field," 19 July 2018 As with anything antique, there's still loads to sift through to unearth that swoon-worthy piece, but isn't that thrill of the hunt? Zoe Settle, ELLE Decor, "Top Sources for Vintage Textiles," 15 May 2011 And the master bedroom even has two swings that overlook the Ohio River (swoon!). Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "This American Gothic Home Clearly Wishes It Were a Shabby Chic Cottage," 9 Nov. 2015 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

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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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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

 (Entry 1 of 2)

swoon

noun

Kids Definition of swoon (Entry 2 of 2)

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