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schmaltz

noun [U] (also schmalz)     /ʃmɒlts/ US  /ʃmɑːlts/ informal disapproving
artistic works , such as music or writing, that are intended to cause strong sad or romantic feelings but have no real artistic value : Her second album was pure schmaltz.Sentimental and over-emotional schmaltzy (also schmalzy)     /ˈʃmɒlt.si/ US  /ˈʃmɑːlt-/ adjective schmaltzy love songs Sentimental and over-emotional
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