Definition of glitz in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɡlɪts


[mass noun]
Extravagant but superficial display: the glitz and sophisticated night life of Ibiza
More example sentences
  • Sandra is briefly seduced by superficial glitz before rediscovering friendship, real values and the need to take down some bad guys.
  • Chicago is an opulent display of glitz and glamour.
  • The Great Commission sometimes gets buried beneath the superficial glitz.


[with object] North American Back to top  
Make (something) glamorous or showy: he wanted to know who we could get to glitz up the programme
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  • These teams are proof that there's no use glitzing up an offense with passes when a good punch in the nose will suffice.
  • For the first few months of the year, Tinseltown glitzes up for one awards show after another, culminating in the queen mother of awards shows, the Academy Awards.
  • This might seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised how many people spend big bucks trying to glitz up this holiday.


1970s (originally a North American usage): back-formation from glitzy.

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