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

Definition of pizzazz

: the quality of being exciting or attractive: such as
a : glamour

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Other Words from pizzazz

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.
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First Known Use of pizzazz

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizzazz

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31 Mar 2021

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“Pizzazz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 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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