[ UK /ʃmˈæltsi/ ]
effusively or insincerely emotional
sentimental soap operas
maudlin expressions of sympathy
a bathetic novel
a schmaltzy song
How To Use schmaltzy In A Sentence
- I found most of the songs well performed, if a bit schmaltzy.
- Few musical reunions are anything better than schmaltzy and many are far worse.
- At the risk of sounding completely schmaltzy, it was the best, most meaningful Canada Day in my life thus far.
- The script started off as smart and sharp but the end was way too schmaltzy.
- What you get is an unpredictable, unashamedly schmaltzy canter through the singer's middle years. Times, Sunday Times
- Normally, if you see a bad review on a Christmas movie its on some real syrupy, schmaltzy one.
- The first full-scale dance melody was given an almost schmaltzy swing.
- It's a romantic melodrama that's not the least bit ironic nor schmaltzy.
- Believe me, there is nothing schmaltzy about this riveting futuristic film noir thriller.
- It is the perfect blend of comedy and drama, carefully treading the fine line between sentimentality and humour so that it never becomes too schmaltzy or too dreary.