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schmaltzy

Syllabification: schmaltz·y
Pronunciation: /ˈSHmôltsē
 
, ˈSHmältsē
 
/

Definition of schmaltzy in English:

adjective (schmaltzier, schmaltziest)

informal
Excessively sentimental: schmaltzy ballads
More example sentences
  • At the risk of sounding completely schmaltzy, it was the best, most meaningful Canada Day in my life thus far.
  • The script started off as smart and sharp but the end was way too schmaltzy.
  • Few musical reunions are anything better than schmaltzy and many are far worse.

Origin

1930s: from schmaltz + -y1.

Words that rhyme with schmaltzy

normalcy

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