\ 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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The catchiest of the lot is a jazzy number that Josh delivers with a jubilant spring in his step after a night with Susan, which brings us right back to why this should probably have never been made into a musical at all. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Big’ in Berkeley shows not every movie should be a musical," 24 June 2019 Redfield sat on a concrete bench across from them and started the soundtrack, a jazzy electronica beat that brought two dancers along with it. Alden Woods, azcentral, "Stories of Eastlake Park help a community regain past, look to future," 19 June 2019 For entertainment, Shah had a pair of showgirls, a band who sang jazzy renditions of The Weeknd, and, later on, DJ Kitty Cash. Vogue, "Feathers and French Fries: Nausheen Shah Throws Quite the Birthday at the Top of the Standard," 22 Apr. 2019 Instead of scolding her clique for getting wasted on beer and Xanax, Eilish retreated to the loneliest corner of brain, turning her internal monologue into a trickle of jazzy melody. Chris Richards, Washington Post, "This is what Billie Eilish sounds like in real life," 21 June 2019 The song is very in line with the kind of jazzy collaborative efforts Miller was drawn to in his work. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "Mac Miller has a posthumous verse on the new Free Nationals song 'Time'," 12 June 2019 Set to a live saxophone and drums, towards the end of the performance, Halsey even gave Joe a run for his money with her on-point catchy whistling — now also turned jazzy. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "The Jonas Brothers Approve of Halsey's Jazzy Cover of "Sucker" for BBC Radio 1," 6 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of jazzy

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of jazzy was in 1915

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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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