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 swoon (audio) \ adverb

Noun

swoony \ ˈswü-​nē How to pronounce swoon (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 Your favorite pet parent will absolutely swoon over these custom silhouette portraits! Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "20 thoughtful personalized gifts you can buy from Minted," 10 Nov. 2020 The only good thing about today is being able to swoon over @SteveKornacki all night. Natalie Gontcharova, refinery29.com, "An Ode To Steve Kornacki & His Khakis," 6 Nov. 2020 The Cubs began to swoon by early September and after losing eight of nine, Piniella’s postgame rant about his players’ lack of aggressiveness could be heard all over the clubhouse. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "With the Cubs and White Sox both in first place, 2 veteran reporters flashback to 2008 — the last time Chicago dreamt of a Crosstown World Series," 2 Sep. 2020 Freight rates have swooned amid gathering indications that demand for cargoes will slump. Haidi Lun, Bloomberg.com, "Commodity Shippers Face ‘Crisis in Demand’ on Virus Outbreak," 10 May 2020 Freight rates have swooned amid gathering indications that demand for cargoes will slump. Bloomberg.com, "Hospital Says Chinese Doctor Has Officially Died: Virus Update," 27 Mar. 2020 The Michelin guide has long been accused of elevating French food above other cuisines, for example, just as Academy Award voters are known to swoon over period dramas and actresses wearing facial prosthetics. Sarah Todd, Quartz at Work, "The secret to creative success is to stop caring about recognition," 8 Jan. 2020 The oversized safety and bolt release are ungainly, and who’s going to swoon over yet another black plastic stock? John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "Best Guns of the Decade," 2 Jan. 2020 Muhammad bin Salman, its crown prince, expected investors to swoon over the company’s rich reserves, low costs and $111bn in annual net income. The Economist, "Saudi Aramco’s IPO is the biggest ever," 7 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Miranda recorded a note of gratitude for Gorman, aired on a segment with her on Good Morning America, that made her swoon. Doreen St. Félix, Vogue, "The Rise and Rise of Amanda Gorman," 7 Apr. 2021 Even as the virus begins its swoon, people may still need to wear masks in public places and maintain social distance, because a significant percent of the population — including children — will not be immunized. New York Times, "The Coronavirus Is Plotting a Comeback. Here’s Our Chance to Stop It for Good.," 25 Feb. 2021 Does kicker Wil Lutz get a chance at redemption after his late-season swoon? Jeff Nowak, NOLA.com, "How to watch Saints vs Buccaneers: Get broadcast info, picks, more before playoff showdown," 16 Jan. 2021 Instead, the numbers represent a depressed version of the usual holiday travel surge that will vanish as the industry heads into its usual early-year swoon. Nigel Chiwaya, NBC News, "The holidays brought air travel to its highest levels since March. It's still way down.," 30 Dec. 2020 Christina Tung is the founder of sustainable jewelry label Svnr, whose use of upcycled materials brings new life to earthy, swoon-worthy jewelry. Julie Tong, Vogue, "20 Ways to Shop and Support the AAPI Community," 9 Apr. 2021 The spread of edomae sushi is appropriately swoon-worthy. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, "12 stellar places for springtime takeout and outdoor dining," 26 Mar. 2021 There are budding friendships, swoon-worthy boys, and mouthwatering Argentinian specialties. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "11 spring reading recs from your favorite YA authors," 19 Mar. 2021 Miranda responded to his swoon-worthy caption with three heart emojis. Natalie Schumann, Country Living, "Miranda Lambert's Husband Brendan McLoughlin Celebrated Her Grammy Win With a Sweet Instagram," 17 Mar. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swoon. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for swoon

swoon

verb

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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