jazzy

adjective
\ˈja-zē \
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 \ adverb
jazziness \ˈja-​zē-​nəs \ 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

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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 Why Verge readers might care: The trailers look spectacular: visually daring and experimental, jazzy and full of lively energy, funny and tongue-in-cheek but also beautiful. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "The Verge fall movie preview, December 2018," 7 Sep. 2018 Bird's dialogue is snappy, and Michael Giacchino's score is as zippy and jazzy as ever. refinery29.com, "The Incredibles 2," 13 June 2018 Events are comfortable, jazzy, confrontational and intellectual. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "A Mesmerizing 'Merchant Of Venice' As Arts & Ideas Hits Its Stride," 21 June 2018 Christian singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle has no trouble capturing the power of faith with her strong, jazzy vocals. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Lauren Daigle Delivers Beautiful New Music Video for 'You Say': Exclusive Premiere," 13 July 2018 Perfectly in sync with him throughout the 70-minute show is pianist Mark Janas, who underscores speeches as well as songs with sounds that move from glittering to jazzy to martial. Daryl H. Miller, latimes.com, "With 'Broadway and the Bard,' Len Cariou helps us hear the music in Shakespeare," 29 June 2018 The balancing of voices wasn’t ideal at the outset but, overall, Ryan singers Diana Newman, Josh Lovell and Emmett O’Hanlon made an engaging trio, their jazzy rhythms and close harmonies straight out of radio commercials of the era. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Lyric Opera offers up a sweet celebration of Bernstein at 100," 11 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of jazzy

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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jazzy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of jazzy

: having the qualities of jazz music

: bright, lively, or fancy in a way that is meant to attract attention

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