Swing may refer to:


* Swing bowling, a subtype of fast bowling in cricket
* Golf swing
* Baseball swing
* Swing (boxing)


* Swing (dance)
** West Coast Swing
** East Coast Swing
** Lindy Hop
** Jive (dance)


Key concepts

* Swung note, changes in the durations of pairs of notes
*Swing (jazz performance style), term used to describe the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or "groove" in jazz
* Swing music, a style of jazz from the 1930s-1940s, also called "swing jazz"

Other applications

* An understudy in musical theatre who prepares several roles
* "Swing!", a Broadway musical
* Swing Out Sister, a rock-jazz-pop musical group
* Swing Kids, a group of jazz and Swing lovers in 1930s Germany
* Swing Kids (band), a hardcore punk band from San Diego, California in the mid 1990s
* Swing (song), a song by New Zealand performer Savage
* Swing Time Records, a record label
* "Swing" (Manhattan Transfer album), 1997 album by The Manhattan Transfer
* New jack swing, a hybrid of hip hop and R&B that first emerged in 1987
* Fender Swinger, a rare vintage Fender guitar

Films and television

* Swing Kids (film), a 1993 Thomas Carter film
* Swingers (1996 film), a 1996 American film directed by Doug Liman
* Swingers (2002 film), a 2002 Dutch film directed by Stephan Brenninkmeijer
* Swing Time, a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film
* Swing Out, Sister, a 1945 film
* "Swingers" (Wonder Years episode), the second episode of "The Wonder Years"


* Swing (politics), in a British political context, an indication of the scale of voter change
* Swing (Australian politics), a different sense from that employed in Britain
* Marginal seat or swing seat, a district or constituency held with a particularly small majority
** Swing state, in the US
* Captain Swing, an imaginary leader of the English rural uprising of 1830
** Swing Riots, an English rural uprising of 1830


* Swing (Java), Sun's lightweight GUI library for the Java language
* Swing (video game), a video game for the Playstation
* Polaroid Swinger, a Polaroid camera model

Other uses

*Swing (seat), a suspended seat often found in backyards
* Captain Swing (play), a play by Peter Whelan
* Swinger, a submodel of the Dodge Dart
* Sex swing, a type of harness specifically for the purpose of sexual intercourse
* Swingette, a term used to describe the feminine gender engaging in swinging activities

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  • swing — [ swiŋ ] n. m. • 1895; mot angl., de to swing « balancer » ♦ Anglic. I ♦ 1 ♦ Boxe Coup de poing donné en ramenant le bras de l extérieur à l intérieur. « Joe Mitchell, d un furieux swing du droit, fendit l arcade sourcilière de son adversaire »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • swing — [swiŋ] vi. swung, swinging [ME swingen < OE swingan, akin to Ger schwingen, to brandish < IE base * sweng , to curve, swing] 1. to sway or move backward and forward with regular movement, as a freely hanging object or a ship at anchor;… …   English World dictionary

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  • swing — ► VERB (past and past part. swung) 1) move back and forth or from side to side while or as if suspended. 2) move by grasping a support and leaping. 3) move in a smooth, curving line. 4) (swing at) attempt to hit or punch. 5) shift from one… …   English terms dictionary

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  • Swing — Swing, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swung}; Archaic imp. {Swang}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swinging}.] [OE. swingen, AS. swingan to scourge, to fly, to flutter; akin to G. schwingen to winnow, to swingle, oscillate, sich schwingen to leap, to soar, OHG. swingan… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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