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schmaltz

noun [U] (also schmalz) uk   /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.
schmaltzy
adjective (also schmalzy) uk   /ˈʃmɒlt.si/  us   /ˈʃmɑːlt-/
schmaltzy love songs
Translations of “schmaltz”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一味感傷的作品, 過於煽情的作品…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一味感伤的作品, 过于煽情的作品…
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