\ 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 Komunyakaa’s love of music is easily detectable in the jazzy rhythm of his poems: their short, syncopated lines, rising and falling, reaching crescendo. Yusef Komunyakaa, The Atlantic, "Venus of Willendorf," 9 Aug. 2020 Most people will remember this jazzy number from the 1942 musical Holiday Inn. Good Housekeeping, "40 Festive Thanksgiving Songs That Will Make Your Turkey Day Playlist Something to Be Grateful for," 7 Aug. 2020 Evoking at turns Sade and Corinne Bailey Rae, La Havas chronicles the bittersweet arc of a relationship with her alluring jazzy/folkie sound. Staff Reports Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "6 cool things in music this week include Lizzo, Cory Wong, Dave Koz, Lianne La Havas and Black pop fans," 7 Aug. 2020 Those jazzy light fixtures and art posters add funk, but the home is absent of almost any window treatments or drawer pulls. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "An Impeccably Renovated Brooklyn Brownstone by Urban Pioneering Architecture," 30 May 2020 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

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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 15 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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