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 schmalzy In A Sentence

  • He waves me off as I start to help him downstage for his big finale—”Maketh Someone Happie”—a schmalzy tune, sure, but one that allows him to leave the stage without a dry eye or a full wallet in the house. At the Juvenile Bubonic Plague Telethon
  • Take one of my favourite films, It's a Wonderful Life - it is, without doubt, a great if schmalzy movie, but, to be brutally honest it's a bit slow in places. Archive 2009-03-01
  • It was still quite schmalzy, but there was one passage which I thought was excellent. Archive 2004-09-01
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