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1. Excited action or impressive display: "away from the razzmatazz of college and frat parties" (Betsey Carter).
2. Evasive or misleading language; double talk: "prodded his recruits with pep talks and office contests to sell stocks with razzmatazz" (Ron Chernow).
[Perhaps alteration of razzle-dazzle.]
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another name for razzle-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.||razzmatazz - 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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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
razzmatazz[ˌræzməˈtæz] razzamatazz (mainly British) n → tralala m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
razzmatazz[ˈræzməˈtæz] n (fam) → clamore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995