schmaltz

[ US /ˈʃmɑɫts/ ]
[ UK /ʃmˈælts/ ]
NOUN
  1. (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
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How To Use schmaltz In A Sentence

  • It's a romantic melodrama that's not the least bit ironic nor schmaltzy.
  • Technical polish was too often sacrificed to visceral excitement and excessively schmaltzy rubato - in short, the sort of interpretation that suits the image of Liszt the vulgarian. Pianists Andre Watts and Evgeny Kissin offer Liszt recitals
  • For all the dark wordplay, the album is an aural equivalent of that old American favourite, the schmaltzy biopic.
  • He gets a job crooning schmaltz in California nightclubs.
  • Almost 15 years later, I wondered what it was going to feel like to 'relive' that surreal experience and just hoped that the film stayed true to the events and avoided the Hollywood schmaltz that often sensationalizes historical matters. Stacey Kalish: Invictus We Trust
  • Unfortunately it succumbs to its meaner instincts in the second half, indulging in romantic schmaltz with the occasional inspired comic riff.
  • You could go totally pareve and not use any schmaltz, but I think schmaltz is integral to the flavor of latkes, and I tend to have them as an evening meal with other stuff. Latke-Vision: It Sure Beats The Yule Log
  • I barely get over one season of schmaltz, before I'm faced with another.
  • I found most of the songs well performed, if a bit schmaltzy.
  • Whether or not you find it heavenly, though, depends on your appetite for overly orchestrated synthesized schmaltz.
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