[ uh-swoon ]

adjective, adverb
  1. being in a swoon: the duchess aswoon on the couch in despair.

Origin of aswoon

1300–50; Middle English aswowe(n), aswowne, alteration (with initial vowel taken as a-1) of i swone(n), in swoue(n), reanalysis, as a prepositional phrase, of iswouen,Old English geswōgen fainted; see y-, swoon

Words Nearby aswoon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aswoon in a sentence

  • She looked now like an Oread aswoon in the midday heats, pure of thought or dread or memory.

    Rest Harrow | Maurice Hewlett
  • Justice is fallen aswoon in the gate; and the long shadows of the evening are stretched out upon us.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford | Samuel Rutherford
  • He understood that she was nearly aswoon because he had suffered once.

    What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes