Pronunciation of Sweeping
/swˈiːpɪŋ/, /swˈiːpɪŋ/, /s_w_ˈiː_p_ɪ_ŋ/
Synonyms for sweeping:
Other synonyms and related words:
blanket, deep, extended, universal, wholesale, general, clean, widespread, prevailing, broad-spectrum, great, all-around, expansive, housework, inclusive, large, broad, rangy, indiscriminate, moving, overall, revolutionary, wide-reaching, ranging, far-ranging, extensive, quickly, national, wide-ranging, all-round, far-reaching, wide, far-flung.
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for sweeping:
- He made her a sweeping bow. - "Charles Rex", Ethel M. Dell.
- A man was sweeping it out. - "Ralph of the Roundhouse", Allen Chapman.
- Mr. Bissel were drawn up by the fire, and the deacon's lady was sweeping up the hearth, as she had been doing ever since the party arrived. - "The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings", Harriet Beecher Stowe.