\ ˈglits How to pronounce glitz (audio) \

Definition of glitz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: extravagant showiness : glitter, ostentation


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

Other Words from glitz


glitziness \ ˈglit-​sē-​nəs \ noun
glitzy \ ˈglit-​sē How to pronounce glitz (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 But for all the show's glitz and glamour, the emotional connection that made audiences fall in love with the film can feel lost among the confetti, bright colors, and catchy numbers. Yolanda Machado,, 16 July 2022 The one-night-only affair added live performers, some glitz and unique angles to the usual evening spectacular. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 22 June 2022 The Apple Pan is one of those Los Angeles restaurants famous not for its glitz or its elegance or its Instagrammability but for its sheer intractability in the face of change. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 10 June 2022 The Vegas glitz will be a fitting background for a drama-laden show. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 13 May 2022 Rosewood Villa Magna, Madrid Rebrands of beloved hotels often trade too much of the property's original essence for cutting-edge glitz and corporate uniformity. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Lizzo and her team delivered with the makeup, hair, and nails for the night of glitz and glamour. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 2 May 2022 There were dazzling diamond necklaces aplenty, stop-and-stare sparklers galore, and heaps of glitz and glamour. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 27 Mar. 2022 All of this glitz and glamour comes at a high price, though—$220, to be exact. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 4 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Best of all, the packaging looks like a glitzed-up Christmas cookie. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 7 Oct. 2019 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, 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, 22 Mar. 2018 Thanks to the Grammys, the start of the week looked very luxe and glitzed up on Instagram. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 3 Feb. 2018 Somerville, too, glitzed up in figure-flattering red sequins. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, 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, 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, 22 Sep. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of glitz


1971, in the meaning defined above


1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glitz


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

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1 Aug 2022

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“Glitz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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