swoon

verb
\ ˈswün How to pronounce swoon (audio) \
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 How to pronounce swooningly (audio) \ adverb

Noun

swoony \ ˈswü-​nē How to pronounce swoony (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for swoon

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

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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 Europe was taken over, South America was swooned, psychedelia was a whole trip and country western was about to be won -- but first! Kat Bein, Billboard, "The Year in Diplo Photos," 30 Dec. 2019 In short, many people are swooning, which must please the executives at Disney Plus, the streaming service that created the show. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, "Baby Yoda is inspiring more social media chatter than Democratic candidates," 29 Nov. 2019 Benedikt von Loebell Among the millions swooning over TikTok in India is one of the country’s top technocrats. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Among the millions of Indians in thrall of TikTok is Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani," 3 Oct. 2019 Another cute island stop is Penguin Island, closed June to September for breeding season, but otherwise open to visitors who swoon over the colony of around 1,200 super-petite penguins who live and play on the sandy beaches. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood's Travel Guide to Western Australia," 16 July 2019 As with Obama, when Buttigieg issues meaningless empathy-signaling from the heights of Mt. Platitude, a certain kind of Democrat swoons. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Pete Buttigieg, Progressive Saint," 5 Dec. 2019 Yes, any self-respecting romance reader will swoon at the image of Grace yanking off Sebastian’s spectacles and seeing his hitherto unrealized Viking good looks beneath. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: Five new romances tackle the struggle to feel deserving of love," 3 Dec. 2019 Indirect costs may have been higher, particularly given the fact that the shutdown began when the stock market was already swooning and dragging down consumer and business confidence. Conor Sen, chicagotribune.com, "The 2020 economy should feel a lot better," 12 Nov. 2019 Therefore, the thinking goes, swooning share prices won’t have much effect on overall consumer spending either. Gwynn Guilford, Quartz, "How the stock market could trigger the next recession," 8 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Relatively straightforward to use and reliable, this can opener impressed our reviewers and made readers swoon too. 31. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 100 most popular things everyone bought this year," 27 Dec. 2019 There is a walk-in china closet that would make any tableware collector swoon: its felted floor-to-ceiling shelves store her vast porcelain collection. Dana Thomas, ELLE Decor, "A Glittering Aerie on the Left Bank of Paris," 14 Dec. 2019 All about the Bows and Alpine Snow are just two of the holiday mini nail enamels sure to make tweens and teens swoon. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "The best Advent calendars for 2019: Tea, 'Game of Thrones' and more," 5 Nov. 2019 Celebrities are really pulling it out this year: Demi Lovato made fans swoon with an elaborate Marie Antoinette get-up; Halsey pulled out a flawless Marilyn Manson; Ashley Graham went full glam with her Jessica Rabbit look. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "This Genius Mom Dressed Her Baby Up as Glossier Boy Brow for Halloween, and It Was So Easy," 30 Oct. 2019 Just thinking about that burger still makes us swoon. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "In 2019, the burgers in these cities are better than ever," 24 Oct. 2019 Airbnb, a lodging site with positive EBITDA, still makes investors swoon. The Economist, "WeWork shows why some venture capitalists are in a world of make-believe," 28 Sep. 2019 Charli XCX has been tagged as a pop star of tomorrow since 2012, when early singles by the Brit born Charlotte Emma Aitchison made music bloggers—still a force back then—swoon. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Charli XCX Is Probably Not the Future of Pop, and That’s Okay," 14 Sep. 2019 Down the block is Lamoon, which opened last year and specializes in northern Thai cuisine and makes food writers swoon. Seth Kugel, New York Times, "A Whirlwind, Round-the-World Food Tour of Queens," 1 July 2019

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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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7 Jan 2020

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“Swoon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swoon. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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More Definitions for swoon

swoon

verb
How to pronounce swoon (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of swoon

: to become very excited about someone or something
old-fashioned : to suddenly become unconscious

swoon

verb
\ ˈswün How to pronounce swoon (audio) \
swooned; swooning

Kids Definition of swoon

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swoon

noun

Kids Definition of swoon (Entry 2 of 2)

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