glitz

noun
\ ˈglits How to pronounce glitz (audio) \

Definition of glitz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: extravagant showiness : glitter, ostentation

glitz

verb
glitzed; glitzing; glitzes

Definition of glitz (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make flashy or extravagant in appearance often used with up she got glitzed up for the party

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Other Words from glitz

Noun

glitziness \ ˈglit-​sē-​nəs \ noun
glitzy \ ˈglit-​sē How to pronounce glitzy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of glitz in a Sentence

Noun

She grew tired of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life. The casino was all glitz.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

He's arrived in China to fanfare, glitz and glamour - with a booming reception and some super duper flower arrangements welcoming him at Shanghai's airport. SI.com, "Marko Arnautovic: A Toxic Talent Who Deserves the Footballing Oblivion Awaiting Him in China," 11 July 2019 But Ellen Best, Mama’s name when not in drag, would be the first to tell you that the glitz and glamour are far from the point. Laura E. Adkins, sun-sentinel.com, "20-year-old Israeli combat soldier is also a drag queen," 3 July 2019 The colorful rented costumes provide plenty of glitz and glamour. nola.com, "Summer Lyric presents tap-happy love song to Broadway with ‘42nd Street’," 19 June 2019 My mother had artfully fashioned a crown out of tinfoil and draped it with one of her necklaces to give it a bit of glitz. Mary Grimm, The New Yorker, "Back Then," 17 June 2019 The scene at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium, home to Major League Soccer's currently struggling but upwardly mobile FC Cincinnati, was one of glitz and glamour under an early-afternoon haze on Friday. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "USMNT sets up camp at UC's Nippert Stadium for final Gold Cup tuneup," 7 June 2019 As the outré fashion on parade at this year’s Met Gala made clear, camp is a cultural term that embodies a style laden with humor, chutzpah, and go-for-it glitz. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Behold the Campiest Rooms of All Time," 7 May 2019 Take your cue from Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo and add a hint of glitz with statement earrings or a sparkly brooch. Natasha Silva-jelly, Harper's BAZAAR, "Modern Eveningwear," 4 Nov. 2014 The Paradise Island resort is an over-the-top Caribbean mash-up of Vegas-style glitz and Disney World diversions. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Honeymoon guide: Romantic resorts in the Bahamas," 9 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Then in 1998, a Brazilian firm approached Europe’s elite with an idea for a new midweek tournament, which only succeeded in annoying UEFA and forcing them to glitz up the Champions League. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Soccer’s Super League Threat Isn’t Going Away," 12 Nov. 2018 Leather is available in SL and Platinum trims, and the Platinum features some wood trim that glitzes up the place. Michael Simari, Car and Driver, "2018 Nissan Pathfinder," 22 Mar. 2018 Thanks to the Grammys, the start of the week looked very luxe and glitzed up on Instagram. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The 15 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Beyoncé Shows Some Leg, Lupita Nyong’o Designs a Dress," 3 Feb. 2018 Somerville, too, glitzed up in figure-flattering red sequins. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "11 Women of Distinction honorees put their most fashionable and philanthropic feet forward," 29 Jan. 2018 For Fall 2017, Lexi Boling walked for Calvin Klein in a sheer peach top paired with elegant polished trousers, while a model at Adam Selman showed off her nipples in a glitzed-up T-shirt. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Have Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Rihanna Desensitized the Nipple?," 31 July 2017 And finally, out-glitzing everything else, one of the most spectacular reliquaries of the European Middle Ages is here. Holland Cotter, New York Times, "Jerusalem as a Place of Desire and Death, at the Metropolitan Museum," 22 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of glitz

Noun

1971, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glitz

Noun

perhaps modification of German glitzern to glitter, from Middle High German glitzen; akin to Old Norse glitra to glitter

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The first known use of glitz was in 1956

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glitz

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glitz

often disapproving : a very fancy and attractive quality that is associated with rich or famous people

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