western swing


: swing music played typically on country-music instruments (such as guitar, fiddle, or steel guitar)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the wake of the Knicks’ 112-105 home loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the possibility of a Heat fight to the finish with New York could come down to how the Knicks fare on their four-game western swing that opens Thursday against the Sacramento Kings. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2023 However, the event isn’t limited to just the sweet sounds of Texas, which historically consist of country, blues and western swing music. Matt Tighe, Rolling Stone, 8 Mar. 2023 The Heat complete their four-game homestand Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers before leaving for a five-game western swing against the Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers and Phoenix Suns. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 26 Dec. 2022 Win those and the five-game western swing that follows won’t seem nearly as daunting. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 18 Dec. 2022 With a five-game western swing up next, the Heat needed this for reasons other than getting above .500 at 18-17. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 28 Dec. 2022 But with the Heat completing their three-game western swing Saturday against the Sacramento Kings at Golden1 Center, there was a familiar face on the opposing bench, Okpala not only making the Kings’ roster, but playing as an opening-night starter. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 29 Oct. 2022 Having blown a sizeable fourth-quarter lead for the second consecutive night at the start of this five-game western swing, the Heat were bailed out after the Jazz tied it with 6.3 seconds to play by Herro’s heroic shot. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 31 Dec. 2022 This time, Carper expanded upon the mid-century country-jazz stylings of Daddy’s Country Gold, incorporating gospel, western swing, and soul. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 28 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of western swing was in 1940

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“Western swing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20swing. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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