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

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 Where the signature Coachella look leans heavily on glitz and neons—the flashier, the better—Jenner went for a more underground aesthetic, choosing subtle flourishes that made for one killer end result. Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Coachella Style Is All About Cult Accessories," 15 Apr. 2019 From about $200 a night, stregis.com / Mawal With lofty ceilings and red Moorish tones, this Lebanese restaurant at Emirates Palace hotel is all glitz and glamour. Charu Suri, WSJ, "An Insider’s Guide to Abu Dhabi—High and Low," 13 Dec. 2018 The event was muted, by the usual glitz-and-glam standards of the upfronts, featuring lots of talk about future sports rights for Fox. John Koblin, New York Times, "As Disney Sale Looms, Fox TV Chiefs Are Said to Discuss Extending Contracts," 15 May 2018 Noureen DeWulf is the first to admit that being an actress and a mom in Hollywood is not all glitz and glam. Abby Stern, PEOPLE.com, "Noureen DeWulf Sat in Her Car to Learn Her Lines While Trying to Balance Work and Motherhood," 1 May 2018 But, as any aesthete well knows, creating a good glamorous interior isn't just about piling on the glitz. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Here's How to Do Glam Interiors Right," 11 Mar. 2019 These dresses do it on a budget while turning up the glitz. Ava Feuer, Redbook, "7 Comfy, Sparkly New Year's Eve Dresses Under $100," 26 Dec. 2013 Keeping the skirt at knee-length or above adds flounce and fun, while simple heels and a single stand-out piece of jewelry add just the right dose of glitz without going over the top. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "6 Chic New Years Eve Outfit Ideas," 17 Dec. 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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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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