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schmaltzy

adjective (also schmalzy)  us   /ˈʃmɑlt·si, ˈʃmɔlt-/ infml disapproving
causing extreme emotions of love or sadness, esp. in the arts: They spend a lot of time together listening to schmaltzy love songs.
schmaltz
noun [U] (also schmalz)  us   /ʃmɑlts, ʃmɔlts/
infml His writing is full of schmaltz.
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