schmaltz

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schmaltz noun
also schmalz /ˈʃmɑːlts/
schmaltz
noun
also schmalz /ˈʃmɑːlts/
Learner's definition of SCHMALTZ
[noncount] informal + disapproving
: music, art, etc., that is very sad or romantic in usually a foolish or exaggerated way

— schmaltzy

/ˈʃmɑːltsi/ adjective schmaltzier; schmaltziest [also more schmaltzy; most schmaltzy]
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