Posted on

Pronunciation of Swing: Learn how to pronounce Swing in English correctly

Learn how to say Swing correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word swing:

verb
Word forms: swings, swinging, swung
to move or cause to move rhythmically to and fro, as a free-hanging object; sway
(intransitive) to move, walk, etc, with a relaxed and swaying motion
to pivot or cause to pivot, as on a hinge
to move or cause to move in a curve ⇒ the car swung around the bend
to move or cause to move by suspending or being suspended
to hang or be hung so as to be able to turn freely
(intransitive) (slang) to be hanged ⇒ he’ll swing for it
to alter or cause to alter habits, a course, etc
(transitive) (informal) to influence or manipulate successfully ⇒ I hope he can swing the deal
(transitive) foll by up to raise or hoist, esp in a sweeping motion
(intransitive) often foll by at to hit out or strike (at), esp with a sweeping motion
(transitive) to wave (a weapon, etc) in a sweeping motion; flourish
to arrange or play (music) with the rhythmically flexible and compulsive quality associated with jazz
(intransitive) (of popular music, esp jazz, or of the musicians who play it) to have this quality
(slang) to be lively and modern
(intransitive) (slang) to swap sexual partners in a group, esp habitually
(intransitive) (cricket) to bowl (a ball) with swing or (of a ball) to move with a swing
to turn (a ship or aircraft) in order to test compass error
See swing both ways
See swing the lead
noun
the act or manner of swinging or the distance covered while swinging ⇒ a wide swing
a sweeping stroke or blow
(boxing) a wide punch from the side similar to but longer than a hook
(cricket) the lateral movement of a bowled ball through the air
any free-swaying motion
any curving movement; sweep
something that swings or is swung, esp a suspended seat on which a person may sit and swing back and forth
a kind of popular dance music influenced by jazz, usually played by big bands and originating in the 1930s
(as modifier) ⇒ swing music
See swingbeat
(prosody) a steady distinct rhythm or cadence in prose or verse
(informal) the normal round or pace ⇒ get into the swing of things
a fluctuation, as in some business activity, voting pattern etc
(as modifier) able to bring about a swing in a voting pattern ⇒ swing party
(as modifier) having a mixed voting history, and thus becoming a target for political election campaigners ⇒ a swing state
(US, informal) free scope; freedom of activity
(mainly US) a circular tour
(Canadian) a tour of a particular area or region
(Canadian) (in the North) a train of freight sleighs or canoes
See go with a swing
See in full swing
See swings and roundabouts