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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music.

Usage examples (34)
  • GROSS: Bobby Braddock, the word schmaltz is probably not a word that's used a lot in country music.
  • While MGM’s stuff reveled in schmaltz, Warners piled on the panache with a distinctly modern sensibility.
  • The first half of the season often cannot decide what it is and so settles for "schmaltz".
  • I vacillate on whether this is "schmaltz" or ardor. for more
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