Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “swoon”

swoon

verb [I] uk   /swuːn/ us  
to feel a lot of pleasure, love, etc. because of something or someone: The audience swooned with delight.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something old-fashioned literary to faint verbLosing consciousness

swoon

noun [C] uk   /swuːn/ old-fashioned literary us  
a faint noun (= state of suddenly becoming unconscious)Losing consciousness
(Definition of swoon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of swoon?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “swoon” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More