/ˈswɪŋɪŋ/ (say 'swinging)

1. characterised by or capable of swinging or being swung.
2. varying in political affiliation from election to election: they aimed to capture the swinging vote.
3. Colloquial fine; excellent.
4. Colloquial lively, active, vigorous, and modern: *As it turned out, the ball, and my date, were a bore, so about one a.m. I started getting wishful thoughts of that swinging farewell party. –sue rhodes, 1967.
5. of or relating to a swinger (def. 3).
{swing + -ing2}
swingingly, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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