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English definition of “schmaltz”

schmaltz

noun [U] uk (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
adjective uk (also schmalzy)   /ˈʃmɒlt.si/ us    /ˈʃmɑːlt-/
schmaltzy love songsSentimental and over-emotional
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