- pertaining to or suggestive of jazz music.
- Informal. active or lively.
- Informal. fancy or flashy: a jazzy sweater.
Origin of jazzy
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Examples from the Web for jazzy
Am I the only person who thinks that “Happy” has a jazzy, Les McCann-ish beat?Can Lady Gaga Do Jazz?
September 22, 2014
Our panel gave her generally high marks on singing, and they especially praised her jazzy take on “I Kissed a Girl.”Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D, Reviewed by Teenagers
July 5, 2012
Laurenti wowed at the Boston auditions with her jazzy performance of “Blue Skies” and won fans with her Footloose-inspired story.Best and Worst American Idol Auditions
The Daily Beast Video
January 21, 2010
Music not jazzy enough, and she says 'the floor is gritty'; we'll have to fix that.Under the Law
Edwina Stanton Babcock
Sedately Betty walked downstairs, but just then Doris sat down at the piano and began a gay, jazzy tune.Betty Lee, Senior
Harriet Pyne Grove
The crying voice of the gambling-house barker rode in over the clang and brass of jazzy music, but he couldn't turn the tip.The Glory of Ippling
Helen M. Urban
More capricious and jazzy measures have their day but the waltz endures forever!Blacksheep! Blacksheep!
By the time I debarked for the fifth time, I was whistling the tune with jazzy improvisations in a mixed-up tempo.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
- of, characteristic of, or resembling jazz music
- gaudy or flashya jazzy car
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Word Origin and History for jazzy
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