\ 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 jazzy (audio) \ adverb
jazziness \ ˈja-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce jazzy (audio) \ noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web After eight months of construction and a $5 million makeover, IDS Center is rolling out a jazzy new welcome mat for returning office workers. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Jimbo Mathus of Oxford, Mississippi, provided much of the theatrical oomph of the jumpy jazzy Squirrel Nut Zipper. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 15 July 2021 The 140 poems in this retrospective highlight Komunyakaa’s singular style of evocative opening lines, jazzy language, arresting images, and a masterful blending of various subjects, often within a few stanzas. Elizabeth Lund, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 July 2021 The jazzy movement, danced with graceful style by Betsy McBride and Tyler Maloney on Saturday afternoon, featured imaginative lifts and angles, all the while maintaining a sleek sense of play. Sheila Regan Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 12 July 2021 You are pulled along by the seductive glide of Soderbergh’s filmmaking, by the jazzy riffs of David Holmes’ score and the suavity of the camerawork, only to be jolted into high alertness by the nasty, bloody surprises in Solomon’s script. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 Even during the pandemic, amapiano, a bright, jazzy dance music culled from local house flavors and global R&B, has persisted as the country’s top genre, according to prominent South African artists and DJs. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 2 July 2021 But then all of this — the multi-cam format, the jazzy background music, the persistent laugh track playing in response to everything Kevin does, the garishly bright lighting — falls away when Allison is alone. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 16 June 2021 Lady Gaga celebrates a big anniversary while Goo Goo Dolls dig into the vaults and Frankie Valli gets jazzy in this week’s new music releases... Gary Graff, cleveland, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of jazzy

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Aug 2021

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“Jazzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jazzy. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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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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