Definition of jazzy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒazi/

adjective (jazzier, jazziest)

1Of, resembling, or in the style of jazz: a jazzy piano solo
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  • Stephanie Biddle and the Paradise Band ring in the New Year in jazzy style at Montreal's landmark jazz 'n' ribs joint.
  • That jazzy vocal style is just supposed to make you feel chilled.
  • But Darrin loves her jazzy style of singing and gorgeous looks.
2Bright, colourful, and showy: jazzy ties
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  • One Baptist minister, Stuart Davison, from Merseyside, for instance, is renowned for his collection of gaudy waistcoats and jazzy ties.
  • Not perhaps a jazzy colour to sport in the summer for it attracts the heat - but seeing as this little baby comes also in the shades of navy, red and green, it's not too shabby.
  • For boys, you really can't go wrong with a pair of dark jeans, a sporty T-shirt or a retro lumberjack shirt in jazzy checks and a fleece.
bright, colourful, brightly coloured, bright-coloured, brilliant, striking, strong, eye-catching, stimulating, exciting, interesting, effective, imaginative, graphic, vivid, lively, vibrant, bold, flamboyant, flashy, glaring, showy, gaudy, lurid, garish
informal (looking) like an explosion in a paint factory



Example sentences
  • He even did some extemporaneous work with the consecration, which he was sort of chanting, but not really chanting - jazzily ad-libbing would be more like it.
  • I admire these poems immensely, for their deftness with craft, their originality of vision, their ability to fuse old and new without devolving to gimmick and for a dignity as jazzily inventive as it is sheer.
  • Jumbled emotions, from considered melancholia to improvised celebration, are conveyed by the contrast between the sepia-toned photographs and their jazzily patterned borders.


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  • Stand back and watch the elevators go: they are a rare evocation of the jazziness so often associated with deco; they even pop and whiz, with signs making sure we know they're ‘Autotronic.’
  • Ma believes the jazziness seen for spring and summer - in Dolce & Gabbana's wild animal prints and hot pants, for example - will be well received in Asia.
  • ‘A lot of the attack and speed that we associate with Balanchine's work, and the jazziness that you find in many works, are a residue of his encounter with tap in the 1930s,’ Garafola says.

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