Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of American music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1940. Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones...
From Middle English swingen, from Old English swingan, from Proto-Germanic *swinganą (compare Low German swingen, German schwingen, Dutch zwingen, Swedish svinga), from Proto-Indo-European *su̯eng- (compare Scottish Gaelic seang 'thin'). swing (third-person singular simple present swings...
Swing is generally considered an essential component of jazz and the Swing Era is considered the age of classic jazz. The swing element is responsible for the unique dynamic nature of jazz music.
Tom really swings. Look at those blue suede shoes! 2. in. [for a party or other event] to be fun or exciting.
Swing definition, to cause to move to and fro, sway, or oscillate, as something suspended from above: to swing one's arms in walking.
An example of swing used as an adjective is the phrase swing shift which means a work period between the day shift and the night shift, usually 4 pm to midnight.
3 : to convey by suspension <cranes swinging cargo into the ship's hold>.
Strong comeback of Swing occured in 1998 with bands like the Cherry Poppin Daddies and The Straycats. "Whacha listen' to?" "Some awesome Swing!"
Informal Terms[Informal.]to sway, influence, or manage as desired[~ + object]to swing a business deal.
Pronunciation: (swing), [key] —v., swung, swing•ing, —n., adj. —v.t. 1. to cause to move to and fro, sway, or oscillate, as something suspended from above: to swing one's arms in walking.