Examples of schmaltz in a Sentence
The movie has too much schmaltz for me.
the love song was a typical example of overproduced schmaltz
Recent Examples of schmaltz from the Web
Its story is simple, fairly predictable and not unadulterated with that warm and useful commodity known the the theater as schmaltz.
Diamond’s voice, a baritone flush with both schmaltz and sex appeal, remains intact.
These longtime colleagues knew exactly when to pour on the schmaltz and how much of it the music needed to cast its aurally seductive spell.
Meanwhile, purée green garlic, cilantro, schmaltz, and a pinch of salt in a blender until smooth and very bright green, about 2 minutes.
The story, about a pair of moppets who get superpowers from a mysterious box of toys, occasionally stumbles into schmaltz.
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Origin and Etymology of schmaltz
Yiddish shmalts, literally, rendered fat
First Known Use: 1935See Words from the same year
SCHMALTZ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of schmaltz for English Language Learners
: music, art, etc., that is very sad or romantic in usually a foolish or exaggerated way
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