If people's opinions, attitudes, or feelings swing, they change, especially in a sudden or extreme way. In two years' time there is a presidential election, and the voters could swing again The mood amongst Tory MPs seems to be swinging away from their leader
(noun)a style of jazz characterized by more solo improvisation, larger ensembles, and more equal weight given to all four beats in a bar It originated around 1930, following the decline of New Orleans jazz
A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope, the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is produced for amusement or exercise
mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity; "the party went with a swing"; "it took time to get into the swing of things"
A term used to describe how inductance responds to changes in current Example: A 2: 1 swing corresponds to an inductor which exhibits 2 times more inductance at very low current than it does at its maximum rated current This would also correspond to the core operating at 50% of initial permeability (also 50% saturation) at maximum current t
If something swings in a particular direction or if you swing it in that direction, it moves in that direction with a smooth, curving movement. The torchlight swung across the little beach and out over the water, searching The canoe found the current and swung around Roy swung his legs carefully off the couch and sat up. Swing is also a noun. When he's not on the tennis court, you'll find him practising his golf swing
A swing in people's opinions, attitudes, or feelings is a change in them, especially a sudden or big change. There was a massive twenty per cent swing away from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats Dieters suffer from violent mood swings
no room to swing a cat: see cat. Jazz played with a steady beat using the harmonic structure of popular songs and the blues as the basis for improvisations and arrangements. The popular music of the U.S. from about 1930 to 1945 (years sometimes called the swing era), swing is characterized by syncopated rhythmic momentum with equal stress accorded to the four beats of a measure. Larger jazz bands required some arranged material, and Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie were the primary innovators of big-band swing. In smaller ensembles, improvised instrumental solos generally follow a rendering of the melody
If you swing at a person or thing, you try to hit them with your arm or with something that you are holding. Blanche swung at her but she moved her head back and Blanche missed I picked up his baseball bat and swung at the man's head. Swing is also a noun. I often want to take a swing at someone to relieve my feelings. = swipe
As defined by Sun Microsystems, the code name for a collection of GUI components that runs uniformly on any native platform that supports the Java virtual machine (JVM) Contrast with Abstract Window Toolkit
If something swings or if you swing it, it moves repeatedly backwards and forwards or from side to side from a fixed point. The sail of the little boat swung crazily from one side to the other She was swinging a bottle of wine by its neck Ian lit a cigarette and sat on the end of the table, one leg swinging. Swing is also a noun. a woman in a tight red dress, walking with a slight swing to her hips
An ever popular blend of several African American dances, which include Lindy and Ragtime Jazz and Blues, as well as all the other dance music to accompanying dances of the past ninety years Today it generally refers to the ballroom and night club version which is based on two slow and two quick counts or the slow and two quick counts of rhythm dances
If a vehicle swings in a particular direction, or if the driver swings it in a particular direction, they turn suddenly in that direction. Joanna swung back on to the main approach and headed for the airport The tyres dug into the grit as he swung the car off the road
The Swing classes are part of a wider collection known as the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) Swing classes are defined in the javax swing packages They provide a further set of components that extend the capabilities of the Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT) Of particular significance is the greater control they provide over an application's look-and-feel
Partners, in either waltz* or ceili* hold, spin around each other making four (or more) complete turns in 8 bars To accomplish the movement safely, partners' R feet should be placed together, overlapped by about one third and little toe to little toe rather than instep to instep (is 'outstep' an acceptable opposite?) The R foot carries the weight on counts 1 and 3 of each bar while the L foot, held behind the R heel, propels the dancer round on counts 2 and 4 The aim should be to keep the R foot turning in as small a space as possible and as flat to the floor as possible to produce a smooth, flat swing
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