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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Now that was a grand opening with some extra pizzazz! Sam Boyer, cleveland, 18 Dec. 2021 While the Aichi targets tended to be a little vague, these post-2020 targets add some numerical pizzazz. Matt Reynolds, Wired, 17 Dec. 2021 Serena Williams and her daughter are pretty — and full of pizzazz — in pink! Greta Bjornson,, 30 Dec. 2021 But there are a few manufacturers that still like a little pizzazz on their showroom floor (or website). Jacob Kurowicki, Car and Driver, 10 Dec. 2021 The soft-spoken Noteboom lacks the pizzazz and resume of stars Ramsey, Stafford, Beckham, Kupp, Aaron Donald and Von Miller. Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2021 But those were different, lacking the production pizzazz of the Houston show, and the recency. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 The absence of pizzazz was through no fault of his or the Aggies’ own. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Oct. 2021 Another comparison is that the Sherwin-Williams tower won’t come close to the inventiveness and pizzazz of another Jacobs project, the unbuilt AmeriTrust skyscraper proposed for the west side of Public Square in the late 1980s. Steven Litt, cleveland, 12 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of pizzazz

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizzazz

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18 Jan 2022

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“Pizzazz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of pizzazz

: a quality or style that is exciting and interesting

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