Swan - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |swɑːn|  American pronunciation of the word swan
Brit.  |swɒn|  British pronunciation of the word swan


- stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult


- to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true (syn: affirm, assert, aver, avow, swear, verify)
- move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment (syn: cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, tramp, vagabond, wander)
- sweep majestically


She swanned into the room.

I've been swanning around town with my mom's friend and her family.

He's gone swanning off to Rome for the weekend!

Necking trendy foreign lagers and swanning around London's nightclubs, isn't he?

While she slaved away, he swanned off to join the boss for golf every afternoon.

Airplanes were swanning over the mountains

...an ice sculpture in the conformation of a swan...

the long, graceful neck of a swan

Zeus in the likeness of a swan

sculpt a swan out of a block of ice

she danced the part of the Black Swan very lyrically

Word forms

I/you/we/they: swan
he/she/it: swans
present participle: swanning
past tense: swanned
past participle: swanned
singular: swan
plural: swans
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