adjective (schmaltzier, schmaltziest)informal
Excessively sentimental: schmaltzy ballads
More example sentences
- It is the perfect blend of comedy and drama, carefully treading the fine line between sentimentality and humour so that it never becomes too schmaltzy or too dreary.
- There are some redeeming features, but thus far the show needs to ditch the schmaltzy love triangles and sensationalism and focus on character and story.
- Believe me, there is nothing schmaltzy about this riveting futuristic film noir thriller.
1930s: from schmaltz + -y1.
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