piz·​zazz | \ pə-ˈzaz How to pronounce pizzazz (audio) \
variants: or pizazz

Definition of pizzazz

: the quality of being exciting or attractive: such as
a : glamour

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Other Words from pizzazz

pizzazzy or pizazzy \ pə-​ˈza-​zē How to pronounce pizzazz (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 Create a cozy and festive mood inside with curtain Christmas lights, or string a set outside to add pizzazz to a deck. Carly Totten, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Sep. 2021 Everybody is bringing their own pizzazz to Climate Night, and Trevor Noah’s Daily Show is no exception. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 23 Sep. 2021 The jumpsuit's oversized belt and Hahn's sparkling shoes added pizzazz to her monochromatic black outfit. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 20 Sep. 2021 The brewery makes a popular couple of Shandys, ubiquitous at Cleveland Indians games in hot weather, but this one tends to be a bit devoid of any pizzazz. Marc Bona, cleveland, 5 Sep. 2021 In the City of Brotherly Love’s tallest skyscraper (60 stories), Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center defines posh pizzazz. Laura Manske, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Either way, an accent color or fun pattern behind the linens adds unexpected pizzazz to a typically dull space. Marni Jameson,, 20 Aug. 2021 Add some pizzazz to your cookie plate with this take on classic pumpkin pie. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2021 This beer has lost some of its pizzazz, through due to no fault of Goose Island. Josh Noel,, 10 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of pizzazz

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizzazz

origin unknown

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The first known use of pizzazz was in 1937

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9 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pizzazz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pizzazz

: a quality or style that is exciting and interesting

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