One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of music) characterized by an easy flowing but vigorous rhythm.‘we can hear music—something swingy’
- ‘The funky basslines and swingy guitars make this song a bit special.’
- ‘Let's say this is more jazzy, swingy and entertaining, but with a deep sense of meaning hopefully.’
- ‘For a start, this music is uninhibited, drawing plentifully from the lightweight and somewhat swingy end of the spectrum.’
- ‘It is easy to draw a comparison between the two - both artists have releases on the same label and both have a penchant for producing deep, heavy jazz-house numbers with swingy beats and cabaret appeal.’
- ‘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.
- ‘It has thin straps, a figure hugging bodice, and a swingy hemline.’
- ‘Grab a cosmopolitan, put on a swingy kind of skirt, and dance.’
- ‘Its princess line flatters the figure with that swingy wide hem and it is an ideal accompaniment to the new feminine dress and skirt fashions.’
- ‘Chelsea did a quick spin in her swingy, forest green halter dress.’
- ‘Do you think I've forgotten the swingy A-line tailoring, the rich satin lining?’
- ‘Sliding her dorm key out of the pocket she had sewn onto her swingy black 50's flapper dress, Gabby was about to shove it into the lock when the door swung open on it's own.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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