swinging

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swinging(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (rhythmic)
a. con mucho ritmo
Come to the Lotus Lounge this Friday night for some swinging tunes and cool jazz.Ven al Salón del Loto este viernes por la noche para disfrutar unas melodías con mucho ritmo y un jazz genial.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(lively)
a. con mucha marcha
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My grandpa says Tampa is a swinging city.Mi abuelo dice que Tampa es una ciudad con mucha marcha.
b. con mucha vida
This used to be a swinging neighborhood, full of bars and cafes, before that huge supermarket opened.Este era un barrio con mucha vida, lleno de bares y cafés, hasta que abrió ese supermercado enorme.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(sexually uninhibited)
a. desenfrenado
Lulu went to a lot of swinging parties in the 70's.Lulu fue a muchas fiestas desenfrenadas en los años 70.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (act of moving back and forth)
a. el balanceo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
By watching the swinging of the chandelier, he was able to deduce certain scientific principles.Al observar el balanceo de la lámpara, pudo deducir ciertos principios científicos.
b. el vaivén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The swinging of Ronda's pendant on her neck as she danced had a hypnotic effect on Joe.El vaivén del colgante de Ronda en su cuello mientras bailaba tenía un efecto hipnótico sobre Joe.
c. la oscilación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The swinging of the pendulum helps to keeps the time accurate on a antique clock.La oscilación del péndulo ayuda a mantener el tiempo exacto en un reloj antiguo.
5. (swapping sexual partners in a group)
a. el swinging
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
People who practice it say swinging is a philosophy.Los que lo practican dicen que el swinging es una filosofía.
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swinging [ˈswɪŋɪŋ]
adjective
1
the rhythmic swinging motion of his axe against the wood el rítmico vaivén or balanceo de su hacha al golpear la madera; she walked along with a swinging gait andaba con garbo
2 (lively) [+city, party] con mucha marcha (informal)
swinging London el Londres marchoso or de la marcha (informal); the Swinging Sixties los marchosos años sesenta (informal)
3 [+music, rhythm] con swing
noun
vaivén (m); oscilación (f)
the swinging of a pendulum
modifier
swinging door (n) (US) puerta (f) de vaivén; puerta (f) de batiente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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