piz·zazz | \pə-ˈzaz \
variants: or pizazz

Definition of pizzazz 

: the quality of being exciting or attractive: such as

a : glamour

b : vitality sense 1

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Other Words from pizzazz

pizzazzy or pizazzy \pə-ˈza-zē \ adjective

Examples of pizzazz in a Sentence

The young actress has a lot of pizzazz. The song has plenty of pizzazz.

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The Minute Maid pitcher's mound was graced with a bit of pizzazz during the ceremonial first pitch at the Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays game on June 25, 2018. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Miss Texas, Houston real estate mogul Logan Lester, throws out first pitch at Astros game," 26 June 2018 Photographer: Matt Martin GQ's Best Stuff found the most sophisticated continental toothpastes to give your sink ledge some pizzazz. Nick Marino, GQ, "The Best European Toothpastes Will Give Your Teeth a Vacation," 15 June 2018 On Broadway’s biggest night one expects pizzazz and drama galore from the theater world’s most stylish. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Tony Awards 2018: The Best Dressed Celebrities on the Red Carpet," 11 June 2018 But for easy picnics with a little extra flair, here are some fun and useful new products that can give your outdoor meal some real pizzazz. Karen Campbell,, "Picnics with pizzazz," 5 June 2018 For all its pizzazz, a few features will remind you this is still a budget gaming laptop. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Hands-on: The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition takes the boring out of budget gaming," 24 May 2018 Culver had done it, securing its first Class 3A state title under coach Mark Galloway with a 64-49 triumph, complete with a little pizzazz at the end. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Culver gets redemption in Class 3A state title win over Evansville Bosse," 24 Mar. 2018 The delicate geometric shapes dangle in such a way to catch the light and add extra pizzazz. Jessica Vince, Harper's BAZAAR, "7 pieces of coloured gemstone jewellery every woman should own," 4 Dec. 2017 Just remember that a little bit of pizzazz goes a long way. Kim Fusaro, Woman's Day, "10 Most Common Home Decorating Don'ts," 11 Mar. 2015

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First Known Use of pizzazz

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizzazz

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English Language Learners Definition of pizzazz

: a quality or style that is exciting and interesting

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