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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word swinging.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swing, swinging, vacillationadjective

    changing location by moving back and forth

  2. lilting, swinging, swingy, trippingadjective

    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. swingingnoun

    An activity where couples engage in sexual activity with different partners

  2. swingingadjective

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Shannon Watts:

    I think this dynamic that we're seeing is the political pendulum swinging, there are some extremist Republican legislatures that are polarized, and they have been more successful and determined really to ignore the will of their constituents.

  2. Richard Hunter:

    When people hear about three- or four-day benders, they imagine running up and down hallways naked and swinging from chandeliers and stuff, there was nothing erratic or wild about his behavior.

  3. Hank Aaron:

    My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.

  4. Kevin Kiermaier:

    I think we were all waiting for, not necessarily an 11-game win streak, but to kind of bust out of the shell and get guys swinging the bats and just feeding off our pitchers.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of swinging

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