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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swing, swinging, vacillation(adj)

    changing location by moving back and forth

  2. lilting, swinging, swingy, tripping(adj)

    characterized by a buoyant rhythm

    "an easy lilting stride"; "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a swinging pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping singing measure"

Wiktionary

  1. swinging(Noun)

    An activity where couples engage in sexual activity with different partners

  2. swinging(Adjective)

    Fine, good, successful.

    The party was swinging.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swinging

    of Swing

Freebase

  1. Swinging

    Swinging or partner swapping is a non-monogamous behavior, in which singles or partners in a committed relationship engage in sexual activities with others as a recreational or social activity. Swinging can take place in a number of contexts, ranging from spontaneous sexual activity at informal gatherings of friends to planned regular social meetings to hooking up with like-minded people at a swingers' club. It can also involve Internet-based swinger social networking services online. The phenomenon of swinging, or at least its wider discussion and practice, is regarded by some as arising from the upsurge in sexual activity during the sexual revolution of the 1960s, made possible by the invention of the contraceptive pill and the emergence of treatments for many of the sexually transmitted diseases that were known at that time. The older term wife-swapping, once considered to be equivalent to "swinging," is criticized today as being androcentric where it is presumed that the partners are a married heterosexual couple and that it is the male who is in control of the sexual activities and also that it does not accurately describe the full range of sexual activities in which both singles or couples may take part.

How to pronounce swinging?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say swinging in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swinging in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swinging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of swinging in a Sentence

  1. Larry Glickman:

    We're in a moment where the pendulum is [ swinging ] towards a more favorable view of what government can do.

  2. Transportation Security Officer Carol Richel:

    Officer Slyve is my hero, she probably saved my life because he was within inches of whacking me. ... She saved a lot of people's lives. This man was swinging very hard with the machete.

  3. Webb Simpson:

    I just kind of had a talk with myself going back to seven tee thinking about all my bad shots this week have been just some poor thinking and not being really committed to what I decided to do, and I just said hey, if you stay fully committed the rest of the day, you're swinging great, you're putting well, you're going to make birdies — and that's what I did.

  4. Tom Cross:

    The (Senate) president, the speaker and the governor's office are all dug in, maybe this is like a boxing match where they are swinging pretty hard, but they're going to be worn out and then figure this out.

  5. John Meyer:

    It's a meaningful number in terms of swinging the market from oversupply to deficit, it could squeeze the short sellers.

Images & Illustrations of swinging

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    • A. rogue
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