glitzy


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glitz

 (glĭts) Informal
n.
Ostentatious showiness; flashiness: "a garish barrage of show-biz glitz" (Peter G. Davis).
tr.v. glitzed, glitz·ing, glitz·es
To invest with an ostentatiously showy quality: "have started to glitz up their shows with filmed backdrops" (Bill Barol).

[Back-formation from glitzy, flashy, showy, probably from German glitzern, to glitter, from Middle High German glitzen, to shine, from Old High German glīzan; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glitz′i·ness n.
glitz′y adj.

glitzy

(ˈɡlɪtsɪ)
adj, glitzier or glitziest
informal showily attractive; flashy or glittery
[C20: originally US, probably via Yiddish from German glitzern to glitter]

glitz•y

(ˈglɪt si)

adj. glitz•i•er, glitz•i•est. Informal.
pretentiously or tastelessly showy; flashy.
[1965–70]
glitz′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

glitzy

adjective (Slang) splendid, exciting, impressive, magnificent, prestigious, plush (informal), opulent, ritzy (slang) one of the glitziest ski resorts in the world
Translations

glitzy

[ˈglɪtsɪ] ADJ (glitzier (compar) (glitziest (superl))) → ostentoso

glitzy

[ˈglɪtsi] adjfastueux/euse

glitzy

adj (+er) (inf) occasionglanzvoll, schillernd; dressschick
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