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 Get ready to swoon over The Photograph when the film hits theaters Friday, Feb. 14. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Issa Rae sips on wine and smooth love in gorgeous The Photograph trailer," 1 Nov. 2019 Now, there's something else for Sprousehart fans to swoon over. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Lili Reinhart Posts Fan Art of Her and Cole Sprouse and Her "Riverdale" Co-Star Had the Funniest Reaction," 22 Oct. 2019 Overall, preliminary ratings for the Emmys swooned by more than 20% compared to last year, the kind of drop that gets people's attention. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Emmys could use a regular home after record-low ratings," 23 Sep. 2019 Rekt… Bitcoin swooned right alongside global equity markets last week, before both bounced back. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "A Cryptocurrency Custody Battle Is A-Brewing—The Ledger," 19 Aug. 2019 Bay Area home sales swooned in June, tumbling to recession levels of a decade ago as buyers grew increasingly weary of sky-high prices and scant choices. Louis Hansen, The Mercury News, "Bay Area home sales tumble to recession levels," 26 July 2019 Curbed’s House of the Day column may swoon over midcentury time capsules and historic Victorians, but more contemporary homes catch our eye, too. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Striking contemporary perfect for wood lovers asks $2M," 8 July 2019 The soundtrack music by Disasterpeace (a.k.a. Richard Vreeland) swoons in and out of focus like a vintage Bernard Herrmann score. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Under the Silver Lake’ is a noir where the sun shines," 3 July 2019 All of us dreaming of a Mindy and B.J. coupling will have to keep swooning over their inimitable Instagram/Twitter banter (does Cookie Monster really have a wife?!), and rest easy knowing B.J. is one epic godfather. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Mindy Kaling Reveals She's So Close With B.J. Novak, He's Her Daughter's Godfather," 3 May 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Vikings are looking to avoid another September swoon. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Slow starts sabotaged the Vikings early last season; they aim to change that against Oakland," 20 Sep. 2019 That mirrors last season’s summer swoon when the team won one of eight and missed the playoffs by a point. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, "Where do the Galaxy and LAFC stand in the MLS playoff race?," 13 Sep. 2019 Recent data suggest the swoon has since deepened (and an analysis published in June by a former adviser to the Indian government also suggests that the China-like growth rates posted in the recent past may reflect dodgy statistics). The Economist, "Emerging-market dreams of rich-world incomes meet reality," 1 Aug. 2019 In fact, a case could be made for dealing Puig by the end of July, if the Reds swoon out of contention. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Yasiel Puig's 'stupid things' rewarding the Reds this season," 3 July 2019 The Milwaukee Brewers' June swoon only got uglier Friday night. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reds 11, Brewers 7: June swoon continues as pitching woes result in fifth consecutive defeat," 21 June 2019 Her swoon-worthy IG feed captures her serving up distressed denim and designer sneaks on the weekend, while her exquisite red-carpet ensembles deliver just as much drama as the styles on her A-list clients Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union. Marielle Bobo, Essence, "Masterclass: June Ambrose," 16 Sep. 2019 And Victoria Chefina, branching out from home-base Rockwall Farmers Market, offers swoon-worthy handmade chocolates and caramels. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "The Dallas Farmers Market is not the market you used to know. Is that a good thing?," 8 July 2019 Plus, Nolan Arenado broke out of his June swoon, batting 4-for-5 with a home run and two doubles. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies win slugfest over Dodgers to snap 12-game losing streak against Blue Bombers from LA," 28 June 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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Last Updated

11 Nov 2019

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“Swoon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swooned. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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