piz·​zazz | \ pə-ˈzaz How to pronounce pizzazz (audio) \
variants: or pizazz

Definition of pizzazz

: the quality of being exciting or attractive: such as

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pizzazzy or pizazzy \ pə-​ˈza-​zē How to pronounce pizzazz (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pizzazz in a Sentence

The young actress has a lot of pizzazz. The song has plenty of pizzazz.
Recent Examples on the Web Craft kombucha with a drop of bitters for extra pizzazz. Casey Barber, CNN, "This New Year's Eve, enjoy a simple celebration at home," 30 Dec. 2020 The park’s trail borders water where the brightly glowing trees are reflected, creating additional pizzazz. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "The top places to see Christmas lights and other holiday displays in Dallas-Fort Worth," 19 Nov. 2020 Mixing different materials, such as glass, chrome and Carrara marble, can tie in a tile wall with the rest of a shower or kitchen while adding some pizzazz. Richard A. Marini,, "7 hot trends in home tile for walls and floors, from faux wood and bolder colors to the comeback of retro hexagonal tiles," 24 Dec. 2020 Though famous for the glitz and pizzazz of the Magic Kingdom, Orlando is a fairly right-wing corner of America, where the N-word (at least in the mid-1990s) was thrown around far too regularly. Jeff Pearlman,, "An inside look at Shaq’s jump from Magic to Lakers," 21 Dec. 2020 Oregon State does not boast USC’s storied reputation, Oregon’s modern pizzazz or Stanford’s prestige. oregonlive, "As Jermar Jefferson weighs NFL future, legendary Oregon State Beavers running backs are ready to welcome him to the ‘brotherhood’," 18 Dec. 2020 Edsall signed 16 recruits this week, emphasizing speed and athleticism with an eye on playing with more pizzazz in the future under offensive coordinator Frank Giufre and defensive coordinator Lou Spanos and special teams coordinator Eddie Allen. Dom Amore,, "After reset season, Randy Edsall envisions a new, ‘wide-open’ look for UConn football in ‘21," 17 Dec. 2020 Add some pizzazz to any coffee table with Young Gifted and Black. Akili King, Vogue, "90 Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses to Give This Holiday Season," 27 Nov. 2020 The finale works up a jazzy pizzazz that wouldn’t be out of place in West Side Story. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Engaging Bernstein, earthbound Mozart from Fort Worth Symphony and guest conductor Brett Mitchell," 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pizzazz

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizzazz

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The first known use of pizzazz was in 1937

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7 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pizzazz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pizzazz

informal : a quality or style that is exciting and interesting

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