Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “schmaltzy”

schmaltzy

adjective ( also schmalzy)  /ˈʃmɑlt·si, ˈʃmɔlt-/ infml disapproving us  
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)  /ʃmɑlts, ʃmɔlts/ us  
infml His writing is full of schmaltz.
(Definition of schmaltzy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of schmaltzy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More