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 Fallout takes place in an alternate future, in which nuclear fusion is easy af but making a car without fins or writing a song that’s not western swing is impossible. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 11 Apr. 2024 Take these two actions together (if the second one happens), and Biden’s plan for winning the Latino vote — critical in western swing states — comes into focus. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2024 The rally is part of a western swing that includes a Phoenix town hall and several fundraising stops. Claudia Grisales, NPR, 7 June 2024 Matthews and Mitch Marner combined for another highlight-reel goal, Nicholas Robertson tallied in the second period and Jake McCabe added an empty-net goal with 20 seconds left as Toronto closed out its western swing with a victory. Tim Booth, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 Back home after that loss, the Nets face the Heat and then immediately head out on a three-game western swing that opens Wednesday in Portland. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 13 Jan. 2024 There will be ample such opportunity after the turn of the calendar and the completion of the impending five-game western swing, the Heat’s final trip west this season. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 27 Dec. 2022 Read full article Biden is on a three-state western swing to convince voters the economy is on strong ground under his stewardship. Hadriana Lowenkron and Justin Sink, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2023 More than two decades later, as the Heat prepared to open their five-game western swing with Friday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, Duncan Robinson stood with 804 in 264 games with the team. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 30 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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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 14 Jul. 2024.

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