Meaning of “schmaltzy” in the English Dictionary

"schmaltzy" in American English

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also schmalzy us /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.
noun [ U ] also schmalz us /ʃmɑlts, ʃmɔlts/


His writing is full of schmaltz.

(Definition of “schmaltzy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)