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English definition of “schmaltzy”


adjective (also schmalzy)    /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 (also schmalz)    /ʃmɑlts, ʃmɔlts/ noun [U] infml His writing is full of schmaltz.
(Definition of schmaltzy adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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