\ ˈja-zē How to pronounce jazzy (audio) \
jazzier; jazziest

Definition of jazzy

1 : having the characteristics of jazz
2 : marked by unrestraint, animation, or flashiness

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Other Words from jazzy

jazzily \ ˈja-​zə-​lē How to pronounce jazzily (audio) \ adverb
jazziness \ ˈja-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce jazziness (audio) \ noun

Examples of jazzy in a Sentence

He wore a jazzy suit to the party. that's a jazzy bathing suit, with all those spangles
Recent Examples on the Web Frequent fliers of United Airlines know the tune well; the jazzy piano solos and woodwinds of the George Gershwin composition have been a signature soundtrack played in its aircraft, airports, and advertising since 1980. Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why the Sounds of Travel Are So Comforting Right Now," 3 June 2020 Colorful crudités and pomme frites were passed among the buzzy crowd as DJ Isaac Likes transitioned the evening from cocktail hour to dance party with his jazzy beats. Vogue, "Natalia Dyer Hosted a Soirée at Sandro in SoHo," 6 Nov. 2019 Her performance is jazzy and cool and showed a new level of artistry. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, "The Voice recap: The not-so-live playoffs get started," 5 May 2020 Swap out your classic black Wayfarers for jazzy reflective lenses, glitter, and retro shapes to get you in the mood for a virtual vacay (and ready-to-go when the beaches re-open). Tyler Joe, Marie Claire, "Vacay Shades That Are Here to Stay...at Home," 6 May 2020 The bold and beautiful musicals of Jacques Demy have proven to be a comfort, both the swinging and groovy The Young Girls of Rochefort and the jazzy yet mournful The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Tyler Coates, Wired, "The Best Distraction From News and Social Media? Foreign Films," 5 May 2020 But Queen relents, and the couple dance under dim blue lighting while jazzy tunes play and black patrons smile at them. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Best Part of Queen & Slim Is the Soundtrack," 20 Nov. 2019 The story might be borderline overstuffed, but even the most frantic action is kept aloft by a delightful score from Mark Mothersbaugh, which ranges from jazzy big-band sounds to techno funk. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Willoughbys': Film Review," 23 Apr. 2020 As the real Selah comes into view through Paloma’s adoring eyes, their inner lives are accented beautifully by composer Aska Matsumiya’s discordant, jazzy and jangly score. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Amazon premiere ‘Selah and the Spades’ gives high school movies a new queen bee," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of jazzy

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Jazzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jazzy. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of jazzy

: having the qualities of jazz music
informal : bright, lively, or fancy in a way that is meant to attract attention

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