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schmalz (ʃmælts; ʃmɔːlts) 



  1. = schmaltz

schmaltz or schmalz (ʃmælts Pronunciation for ʃmɔːlts Pronunciation for )



  1. excessive sentimentality, esp in music
  2. (US) animal fat used in cooking

Word Origin

C20: from German (Schmalz) and Yiddish: melted fat, from Old High German smalz

Example Sentences Including 'schmalz'

But there's no schmalz here, as Susan considers death rather than letting Lois one-up her by donating a kidney and saving her life.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
Despite the hoo-ha, Thornton believes Bad Santa may say more about Christmas than movies that wallow in schmalz and sentimentality.
The Australian (2004)
Stein `squeezed the last drop of schmalz out of the famous waltz.
Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)


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