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.
Recent Examples on the Web The Sooners pulled out all the pizzazz, with exotic cars and Oklahoma legends Adrian Peterson, Kyler Murray, Sam Bradford and CeeDee Lamb. Robert Fenbers, cleveland, 12 July 2021 Jenner's fame may help explain why Cox, who was drubbed by Newsom in the Golden State's 2018 gubernatorial election, felt compelled to add a little pizzazz to his own campaign. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 5 May 2021 The mix of patterns seen on the fabrics of the dining chairs and the window seat bring the right touch of pizzazz, while maintaining the natural color scheme seen throughout the lakeside abode. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 22 June 2021 From whimsical to grand, these pots with pizzazz from private and public gardens will inspire and teach you to design your own potted masterpieces., 16 Apr. 2021 Its static, old products lacked pizzazz and personified ‘boring’. Steve Denning, Forbes, 20 June 2021 The design is beautiful Adding some pizzazz to your kitchen, the iDesign Twigz Metal Napkin Holder for Kitchen Countertops and Dining Tables looks really nice. Chris Hachey, BGR, 9 June 2021 And for a bit of pizzazz, a handmade guitar by Bradshaw Guitars hangs on the wall near the couch. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 4 June 2021 Combining catchy beats, layered lyrics, and a hearty dose of pizzazz, the two-and-a-half year old boy band has emerged as a source of entertainment and escape, but also a reflection of the city’s political consciousness. Mary Hui, Quartz, 31 May 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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17 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pizzazz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 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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