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swingy

Syllabification: swing·y
Pronunciation: /ˈswiNGē
 
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Definition of swingy in English:

adjective (swingier, swingiest)

1(Of music) characterized by swing (see swing (sense 4) of the noun)).
Example sentences
  • The funky basslines and swingy guitars make this song a bit special.
  • For a start, this music is uninhibited, drawing plentifully from the lightweight and somewhat swingy end of the spectrum.
  • The songs were a bit of a departure for King; the blues were certainly in evidence, but the overall flavor leaned toward swingy, jazzy ballads, including some Nat King Cole covers.
2(Of a skirt, coat, or other garment) cut so as to swing as the wearer moves.
Example sentences
  • Practical and smart separates like tank tops worn under printed chiffon tops or a pencil skirt worn with a swingy, sharp-shouldered jacket presents an exceptional sense of fashion.
  • Although he managed to freshen up this look a bit by pairing a fitted ivory jacket with a delightfully swingy chiffon skirt, grand and brand-new statements are not his forte.
  • Today, I've got on a new twin set with a black, swingy, knee length skirt, and two inch high, black patent, t-strap shoes.

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