schmaltz noun \ˈshmȯlts, ˈshmälts\
: music, art, etc., that is very sad or romantic in usually a foolish or exaggerated way
: sentimental or florid music or art
Examples of SCHMALTZ
- The movie has too much schmaltz for me.
- <the love song was a typical example of overproduced schmaltz>
Origin of SCHMALTZ
literally, rendered fat
First Known Use: 1935
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