schmaltz

variants also schmalz
as in sludge
something (as a work of literature or music) that is too sentimental the love song was a typical example of overproduced schmaltz

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“Schmaltz.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/schmaltz. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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