Examples of schmaltz in a Sentence
The movie has too much schmaltz for me.
the love song was a typical example of overproduced schmaltz
Origin and Etymology of schmaltz
Yiddish shmalts, literally, rendered fat
First Known Use: 1935
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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