[ UK /ʃmˈæltsi/ ]
  1. effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental soap operas
    slushy poetry
    maudlin expressions of sympathy
    a bathetic novel
    mushy effusiveness
    a schmaltzy song
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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.
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