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razzmatazz (ˌræzməˈtæz)  or razzamatazz

Definitions

noun

  1. (British, informal) noisy or show activity, especially

razzle-dazzle (ˈræzəlˈdæzəl Pronunciation for razzle-dazzle or razzmatazz (ˈræzməˈtæz Pronunciation for razzmatazz

Definitions

noun

  1. (slang) noisy or showy fuss or activity

Word Origin

C19: rhyming compound based on dazzle

Example Sentences Including 'razzmatazz'

Amid the razzmatazz , death of a son remains a private matter; Convention notebook; Democratic convention
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
But, let's face it, the 386 and the 486 were not really capable of the kind of multimedia razzmatazz that can hold a child's attention.
Business Today (1998)
George looked like he had seen all the hoopla and razzmatazz before and, indeed, his minder Mr Joe Cleary confirmed, he had.
Irish Times (2002)
I must apologize for all the razzmatazz , but I guess I'm first and foremost a showman.
White, Kathleen Joni
It's become a Labour tradition to stage a bit of razzmatazz in the town on pre-election Saturday.
Irish Times (2002)
The room he found himself in was conspicuously lacking in showbiz glamour and razzmatazz.
West, Charles Stage Fright
The sun came out, and with it Diane's desire for razzmatazz.
Trenhalle, John A Means to Evil

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