razz·​ma·​tazz | \ ˌraz-mə-ˈtaz How to pronounce razzmatazz (audio) \

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The World Football Cup is the antithesis of professional soccer’s razzmatazz. NBC News, "CONIFA World Football Cup is soccer showdown for not-quite countries," 9 June 2018 Yet for all this tiresome razzmatazz, the model is not new. The Economist, "How Flixbus conquered the European coach market," 10 May 2018 After the razzmatazz of France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit, Angela Merkel’s meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday is likely to be an altogether more businesslike affair. Simon Nixon, WSJ, "As Merkel Visits U.S., Germany’s Trade Surplus Isn’t the Problem," 25 Apr. 2018 His 70th birthday was again marked by an international gathering of scientists in Cambridge, and also with some razzmatazz. Martin Rees, Newsweek, "A Brief History of My Friend Stephen Hawking, the Man Who Changed Our Times," 14 Mar. 2018 One storyline will be that Kevin Wilson, the head coach who put the razzmatazz in the Indiana offense, departed under the cloud of abusing players, and is now the coordinator of an Ohio State offense. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "Ohio State football 2017: Make way for only regular season that means a lot: Bill Livingston (photos)," 30 Aug. 2017 Now back to that whole football razzmatazz: The Grove, a 10-acre lawn that’s more legend than landscape, is the place to be come game day. Anne Roderique-jones, Vogue, "From Football to Fine Dining, a Guide to Oxford, Mississippi," 20 July 2017 If Cannes is the pinnacle of the international film calendar, the Academy Awards is the zenith of Hollywood razzmatazz. Clive Martin And Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN, "Will this be 2017's most provocative film festival?," 15 June 2017 The fireworks, the razzmatazz, the artifice do not add to the sense of occasion. Rory Smith, New York Times, "On-Field Drama, Not Fireworks, Will Keep the F.A. Cup Relevant," 27 May 2017

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First Known Use of razzmatazz

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for razzmatazz

probably alteration of razzle-dazzle

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The first known use of razzmatazz was in 1917

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English Language Learners Definition of razzmatazz

: noisy and exciting activity meant to attract attention

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