upswept

adjective
up·​swept | \ ˈəp-ˌswept How to pronounce upswept (audio) \

Definition of upswept

: swept upward especially : brushed up to the top of the head upswept hair

Examples of upswept in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The upswept shape of their metallic accent strip means there are three button designs where other companies would make do with one. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, "Starter Sports Sedan Rivalry: Alfa vs. BMW vs. Genesis vs. Volvo," 24 Jan. 2020 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Volvo loads up XC40 compact SUV with nifty features," 8 June 2018 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2019 Volvo XC40 SUV has wireless phone charging, carryout bag hook," 23 May 2018 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Volvo loads up XC40 compact SUV with nifty features," 8 June 2018 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Volvo loads up XC40 compact SUV with nifty features," 8 June 2018 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Volvo loads up XC40 compact SUV with nifty features," 8 June 2018 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Volvo loads up XC40 compact SUV with nifty features," 8 June 2018 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Volvo loads up XC40 compact SUV with nifty features," 8 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'upswept.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of upswept

1938, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about upswept

Time Traveler for upswept

Time Traveler

The first known use of upswept was in 1938

See more words from the same year

Statistics for upswept

Cite this Entry

“Upswept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upswept. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for upswept

upswept

adjective
How to pronounce upswept (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of upswept

: directed upward in a curved shape

More from Merriam-Webster on upswept

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for upswept

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with upswept

Comments on upswept

What made you want to look up upswept? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!