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 pizazzy (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 From his first season, Mr Thomas injected pizzazz into the programme with a focus on music by American and contemporary composers, without abandoning the standard European repertoire. The Economist, "Molto vivace A unique maestro departs the San Francisco Symphony orchestra," 26 June 2020 Zenni With prices starting at $10, the Zenni Pride collection is an affordable way to bring some pizzazz to your overall vibe this summer. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "25 brands that are giving back for Pride Month," 22 June 2020 Staying power: Lasts up to 7 days Courtesy of Olive & June For the days your regular polish just needs a little extra pizzazz, this sticker pack contains a mix of rainbows, daisies, and hearts. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, "I Finally Mastered Nail Art Thanks to These Salon-Quality Nail Stickers," 7 Apr. 2020 This recipe includes an (optional) raisin addition for a bit of pizzazz. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Easy bread recipes you can make during the coronavirus quarantine – even if you're out of yeast, milk or butter," 26 Mar. 2020 Adding flavors into the roll or sprinkling different spices on top offers a little pizzazz to these classic bite-sized appetizers. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Easy Pigs in a Blanket," 10 Jan. 2020 The idea is that Pop-Tarts adds pizzazz to pretzels, but the ad itself failed to have much spark. Mae Anderson,, "‘Groundhog Day,’ Bill Murray sees shadow once again in Super Bowl ad," 2 Feb. 2020 In their one-of-a-kind Mountain Brook home, Danielle and Bart Yancey celebrate Christmas with pizzazz, panache, and a spectrum of colors that showcase their appreciation for art and beauty, as well as their propensity for hospitality. Andrea Fanning, al, "Mountain Brook homeowners create retro winter wonderland in art-deco home," 14 Dec. 2019 Then, ever the counterpuncher, the President jolted the proceedings with fresh pizzazz by tweeting an attack on Yovanovitch during her live testimony. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, "The Search for Pizzazz at the Impeachment Reality Show," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of pizzazz

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizzazz

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4 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Pizzazz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pizzazz

informal : a quality or style that is exciting and interesting

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