Definition of pizzazz in English:


Line breaks: piz|zazz
Pronunciation: /pɪˈzaz
(also pizazz, pazazz, or pzazz)


[mass noun] informal
An attractive combination of vitality and glamour: a summer collection with pizzazz
More example sentences
  • Punters are encouraged to dress up to add glamour and pizzazz to a night which will transport the willing to disco dance heaven.
  • It's typical of the Belfast approach to life, this earthing of Ireland's celebrities and stars, this demystification of the glamour and pizzazz of showbusiness.
  • In dark brown, these are traditionally styled and lack the punch panache and pizzazz hip kids require in a shoe.


said to have been invented by Diana Vreeland, fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar in the 1930s.

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