\ 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

Synonyms for jazzy


flashy, pizzazzy (or pizazzy), snazzy, splashy

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Examples of jazzy in a Sentence

He wore a jazzy suit to the party. that's a jazzy bathing suit, with all those spangles

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Geraldine's Geraldine's offers jazzy brunches on nightlife-centric Rainey Street. Allison Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Brunches in Austin," 4 Mar. 2018 These questions are unpacked with jazzy and disaffected flair, reminiscent of Eve Babitz, Patricia Lockwood, and Lorrie Moore — but bitchier. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 On that album, the past met the present as Rock’s jazzy New York sounds intertwined seamlessly with DZA’s versatile and diligent wordplay. Mark Elibert, Billboard, "Smoke DZA Talks New Album 'Not for Sale,' His Love for Wrestling & Adjusting to the New Generation of Rap," 27 Apr. 2018 But, during their latest sporty date (for which Joe chose an extremely jazzy shirt, and Sophie looked awesome in a leather jacket and jeans), there was a third member of the gang, happily cozying up with them. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Got Cozy at a Basketball Game While Nick Jonas Played Third Wheel," 18 Dec. 2018 From lo-fi hip-hop takes to jazzy riffs and full-on electronic dance reworks, these are our six favorite Nas remixes. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 5 Best Nas Remixes," 15 June 2018 Surprisingly, Ariana’s never explored this sound further -- jazzy chords, strings and hip-hop beats, almost a neo-soul vibe. Richard S. He, Billboard, "Every Ariana Grande Song, Ranked," 27 Apr. 2018 Set to the jazzy, swing music of Duke Ellington, this was a piece that required the use of pointe and tap shoes. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "It Was Ladies’ Night at the American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala," 18 Oct. 2018 The music throughout the 10-episode season is gently jazzy, and the gags never get any sharper than, say, Groban spraying Danza with a fire extinguisher. Karen Han, Vox, "Josh Groban and Tony Danza’s appealing odd-couple dynamic can’t quite save The Good Cop," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of jazzy

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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jazz up




J-bar lift

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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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