Definition of Schmalz

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

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



Definition of Schmalz

1. schmaltz [n -ES] - See also: schmaltz

Lexicographical Neighbors of Schmalz

schlubs
schlump
schlumped
schlumpier
schlumpiest
schlumping
schlumps
schlumpy
schm-
schmaltz
schmaltzes
schmaltzier
schmaltziest
schmaltzily
schmaltzy
schmalz (current term)
schmalzes
schmalzier
schmalziest
schmalzily
schmalzy
schmancy
schmatte
schmattes
schmear
schmeared
schmearing
schmears
schmeck
schmecks

Literary usage of Schmalz

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Researches, Historical and Critical, in Maritime International Law by James Reddie (1845)
"Review of part of the work of M. schmalz. ... In book V. chap. iii., M. schmalz treats of the commerce of nations, of the excessive value put upon foreign ..."

2. Famous Composers and Their Works by John Knowles Paine, Theodore Thomas, Karl Klauser (1891)
"... by Weber at the Royal Theatre, where the solos were sung by Eunike, Grell and Frl. schmalz. This was the starting point of Meyerbeer's active career. ..."

3. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities by Travers Twiss (1861)
"... Law of Nations—Views of Martens and others contrasted with those of schmalz and others— ... schmalz ..."

4. Thirteen Years of a Busy Woman's Life by Alec-Tweedie (Ethel) (1912)
"When Herbert schmalz did my portrait (1894) he was busy upon those ... Herbert schmalz is a careful, painstaking artist, who is prone to alter scheme or ..."

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