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1. Dazzling excitement.
2. Elaborate action or maneuvers designed to deceive an opponent, as in a sports contest.
3. Extravagant or showy display, as of technique: a lecture that was more razzle-dazzle than substance.
[Reduplication of dazzle.]
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slang noisy or showy fuss or activity
[C19: rhyming compound based on dazzle]
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1. showy or virtuosic technique or effect.
2. confusion, commotion, or riotous gaiety.adj.
3. marked by razzle-dazzle.
[1890–95; rhyming compound based on dazzle]
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|Noun||1.||razzle-dazzle - any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent|
play - a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
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razzle-dazzle[ˌræzəlˈdæzəl] n → tralala m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
razzle-dazzle[ˈræzlˈdæzl] n (Brit) (fam) → brio
to be/go on the razzle(-dazzle) → fare/andare a fare baldoria
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