jazzier; jazziest
: having the characteristics of jazz
: marked by unrestraint, animation, or flashiness
jazzily adverb
jazziness 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 During her performance, Mitchell also played with the arrangement by giving it a jazzy feeling and was standing the entire time. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 9 Apr. 2024 Just take the spiffy velvet suits of Francis Ford Coppola in the 1970s, or the jazzy short-sleeve shirts and bomber jackets of Spike Lee in the ’90s, or the bold colors and bottle sunglasses of Agnès Varda throughout every stage of her decades-long career. Liam Hess, Vogue, 6 Mar. 2024 But the Lighthouse’s jazziest days were in the ‘50s and ‘60s, when performers included Miles Davis, Max Roach and Shelly Manne. Kevinisha Walker, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2024 Broadway’s hottest shows — from jazzy musicals to celebrity tributes — are coming to South Florida and Miami for the first time. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 1 Mar. 2024 But Lewis eventually developed a frenetic, jazzy style that also owed something to chaos agents like Mel Brooks and Robin Williams. Jason Zinoman, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 Karpman’s jazzy score earned multiple favorable notices; Jeffrey Wright’s character is named Thelonious and nicknamed Monk, after the legendary jazz artist, so that was the starting point. Jon Burlingame, Variety, 22 Feb. 2024 During that initial chat, the sibling duo of Elizabeth and Hugo Valdivieso expressed a growing fascination with jazzy prog ensembles, dating back to their devout Christian upbringing in the mountainous state of Oaxaca. Richard Villegas, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024 There’s something jazzy about the interplay between the cast members. Paul Grein, Billboard, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Jazzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jazzy. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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jazzier; jazziest
: resembling jazz
jazziness noun

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