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Definition of "swoon" [swoon]

  • To faint. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be overwhelmed by ecstatic joy. (verb-intransitive)
  • A fainting spell; syncope. See Synonyms at blackout. (noun)
  • A state of ecstasy or rapture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swoon" in a sentence
  • "Which is redolent with the central tenets of surrealism that made Lamarkin swoon (“beauty will be convulsive or not at all.”), when it involved a deep awareness of the unconscious, before it became a synonym for indolence and an excuse for the dirty word of indifference."
  • "The consensus is that Obama's mid-term swoon has begun and the health care bill is going to be the first casualty."
  • "Housing sales and prices continue their interminable swoon, which is a serious drag on the overall economy and likely to remain through 2012."