[ UK /ʃlˈɒk/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɫɑk/ ]
  1. merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
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How To Use schlock In A Sentence

  • This nonstop laugh riot is a truly neglected classic of cautionary showbiz schlock.
  • His doggedly four-square phrasing was more jazz-schlock than jazz-rock. Times, Sunday Times
  • They used Yiddish words such as tineff for ` shoddy goods, 'goniff for ` thief,' mumser for an ` unpleasant person '(usually the head merchandise buyer), zu viel gelt for ` too much money,' schlock for VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 3
  • I, personally, am distracted by schlocky music.
  • So, as we dutifully pile into our cars and sit in traffic while being battered with hurricane-leftover rains to celebrate the holiday that marks the end of summer (after just starting to feel less groggy from the totally schlocky sensory overload that was the VMA's. 24,526 projection screens ... so motion sick), fear not! They used to keep me up at night (Music (For Robots))
  • He was pulling off the tricky balancing act of his early years as a commercial moviemaker, operating as both schlockmeister and auteur of dark, existential fables.
  • Existing at the intersection of simple chemistry genius and Ed Wood schlock, the kit involved two putty substances that one mixed to produce a gruesome, frighteningly real scar.
  • All the laborious editing serves slight purpose, and presents the wearying phenomenon of a spoof of a schlock genre that is virtually a parody of itself.
  • Even the romance between Tarek and Dora, usually a weak link, is handled with enough delicacy here to provide an emotional counterbalance to the main action without descending to schlock.
  • In general - can you talk about a serious topic, for adults, imaginatively and inspirationally, without sinking into schlock and sap?
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