razzmatazz


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razz·ma·tazz

 (răz′mə-tăz′)
n. Slang
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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razzmatazz

(ˈræzməˈtæz) or

razmataz

;

razzamatazz

(ˌræzəməˈtæz)
n
another name for razzle-dazzle
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

raz′zle-daz′zle

(ˈræz əl)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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Translations

razzmatazz

[ˌræzməˈtæz] Nbombo m publicitario
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) ntralala m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

razzmatazz

[ˈræzməˈtæz] n (fam) → clamore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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