Definition of Schmaltz

1. Noun. (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music.

Exact synonyms: Schmalz, Shmaltz
Generic synonyms: Drippiness, Mawkishness, Mushiness, Sentimentality, Sloppiness, Soupiness
Category relationships: Yiddish



Definition of Schmaltz

1. Noun. Liquid chickenfat ¹

2. Noun. Excessively sentimental art or music ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schmaltz

1. excessive sentimentality [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schmaltz

schlosses
schlossmacherite
schlub
schlubbier
schlubbiest
schlubby
schlubs
schlump
schlumped
schlumpier
schlumpiest
schlumping
schlumps
schlumpy
schm-
schmaltz (current term)
schmaltzes
schmaltzier
schmaltziest
schmaltzily
schmaltzy
schmalz
schmalzes
schmalzier
schmalziest
schmalzily
schmalzy
schmancy
schmatte
schmattes

Literary usage of Schmaltz

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1. A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis by Means of Microscopic and Chemical Methods by Charles Edmund Simon (1907)
"Where delicate scales are available the method of schmaltz and Peiper may be employed. A capillary tube, measuring about 12 cm. in length and 1.5 mm. in ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Agency: Including Special Classes of Agents by William Lawrence Clark, Henry Heckerman Skyles (1905)
"... is agreed that all responsibility on the part of G. schmaltz & Co. shall cease as soon as the cargo is shipped," it was held that the agent could compel ..."

3. Audubon, the Naturalist: A History of His Life and Time by Francis Hobart Herrick (1917)
"... The "Eccentric Naturalist" at Henderson—Bats and new species—The demolished violin—"M. de T.": Constantine Samuel Rafinesque (schmaltz)—His precocity, ..."

4. Audubon, the Naturalist: A History of His Life and Time by Francis Hobart Herrick (1917)
"... (schmaltz)—His precocity, linguistic acquirements and peripatetic habits—First visit to America and botanical studies—Residence in Sicily, ..."

5. A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis by Means of Microscopic and Chemical Methods by Charles Edmund Simon (1900)
"With a little practice, results sufficiently accurate for clinical purposes may thus be obtained with an expenditure of but very little time. schmaltz and ..."

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