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glitzy Syllabification: glitz·y
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlitsē/

Definition of glitzy in English:

adjective (glitzier, glitziest)

Ostentatiously attractive (often used to suggest superficial glamour): I wanted something glitzy to wear to the launch party
More example sentences
  • The weekend is downsized to being a jazzy, glitzy flamboyant festival.
  • All tickets are booked, the glitzy hotel has been booked, and I will be flying up there this Friday, around mid day.
  • So, despite all those glitzy hotels, it will be months before the destination as a whole feels remotely elegant.


1960s (originally a North American usage): from glitter, suggested by ritzy, and perhaps also by German glitzerig 'glittering'.



Example sentences
  • There's also a wonderfully kitschy, pointed altar arch, and a sequence of glitzily Baroque side chapels.
  • Where the heroes of the Risorgimento met in the nineteenth century, this rather glitzily restored café with gilt pilasters and an immense chandelier combines a restaurant and ice cream parlour.
  • The seven deck high atrium acts as the internal focal point leading to the glitzily decorated public rooms and facilities.


Example sentences
  • Undoubtedly, this phenomenon is yet another indication of the glitziness, superficiality and shallowness, which characterizes modern society.
  • But there's character beneath its new upmarket glitziness; it's not like the bland and polished malls you find further up the coast.
  • Indeed, such is the extent of the event's glitziness that the defence secretary will be its starring guest speaker.

Words that rhyme with glitzy

ditzy, itsy-bitsy, Mitzi, ritzy, Uffizi

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