western swing


Definition of western swing

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

Examples of western swing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When/if Victor Oladipo returns from his May quadriceps surgery remains up in the air, not traveling with the Heat for the start of the current five-game western swing. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 8 Nov. 2021 With Thursday night’s 112-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center, the Heat fell to 0-3 on their five-game western swing, with a Saturday test against the Utah Jazz up next. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Morris is dealing with whiplash, the result of his fracas with center Nikola Jokic in Tuesday night’s loss to the Denver Nuggets at the start of this five-game western swing that concludes Monday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Nov. 2021 Opening their five-game western swing seemingly a time zone or two behind the action, the Heat fell 113-96 Monday night to the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 9 Nov. 2021 But the most remarkable thing about Asleep at the Wheel might be a musical group identified predominantly with western swing lasting 50 years. BostonGlobe.com, 14 July 2021 That sort of approach is compatible with, and perhaps even a defining feature of, being a western swing band, in Benson’s view. BostonGlobe.com, 14 July 2021 Philadelphia begins a western swing Monday that includes matchups with the Dodgers and Giants. Noah Trister, Star Tribune, 14 June 2021 Live concerts are returning to North Texas, and options abound this weekend in Irving, from outlaw country to progressive western swing. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of western swing

1940, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 Jan 2022

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“Western swing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20swing. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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