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

Tonight, the Golden Globes red carpet kicked off what is sure to be a night of glitz, accolades, and viral memes. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "This American Horror Story Star Wore Margiela’s Iconic Heels on the Globes Red Carpet," 7 Jan. 2019 The Crosstrek Hybrid was one of those interesting normal cars that was sort of subsumed by the glitz of the show (both in terms of cars and, at Subaru's own stand, a dog kissing booth). Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Car Shows Used to Be Amazing—And They Might Be Again," 5 Dec. 2018 Courtesy of Little Guy Trailers For all the glitz of pricey camper van conversions, there’s something to be said for a compact trailer. Megan Barber, Curbed, "5 lightweight camper trailers you can buy right now," 13 Sep. 2018 For the all the glitz, the company hasn’t won much favor with investors. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, "Luxury Hotel Group Eyes Sale," 8 Aug. 2018 The French president also took Mr. Trump and his wife to dinner in a formal restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, a canny recognition of Mr. Trump’s attraction to glitz. Alissa J. Rubin And Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "Macron Takes a Risk in Courting Trump, but Has Little to Show for It," 22 Apr. 2018 This isn’t your standard sparkly polish—the glitz the fashion crowd is currently craving is flashing, full-on, and fun. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "7 Glitter Manicure Shades for Sparkly Days and Starry Nights," 30 Dec. 2018 The star usually shuns all things glitz and glamor in favor of a quiet life with her daughter, Suri Cruise, and boyfriend, Jamie Foxx. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Made a Rare Red Carpet Appearance for the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball," 10 Dec. 2018 While premieres shed their glitz, there were few reports of industry production affected by the wildfire that has killed two and destroyed more than 400 homes. Lynn Elber, The Seattle Times, "Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires," 13 Nov. 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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