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pizzazz

Syllabification: piz·zazz
Pronunciation: /pəˈzaz
 
/
(also pizazz)

Definition of pizzazz in English:

noun

informal
An attractive combination of vitality and glamour: a new way to add graphic pizzazz to your desktop-publishing project
More example sentences
  • Punters are encouraged to dress up to add glamour and pizzazz to a night which will transport the willing to disco dance heaven.
  • It's typical of the Belfast approach to life, this earthing of Ireland's celebrities and stars, this demystification of the glamour and pizzazz of showbusiness.
  • In dark brown, these are traditionally styled and lack the punch panache and pizzazz hip kids require in a shoe.

Origin

said to have been invented by Diana Vreeland, fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar in the 1930s.

Words that rhyme with pizzazz

Abkhaz, as, Baz, has, jazz, razz, whereas

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