Definition of schmaltzy in English:


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

adjective (schmaltzier, schmaltziest)

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.


1930s: from schmaltz + -y1.

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