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[ jaz-ee ]


, jazz·i·er, jazz·i·est.
  1. pertaining to or suggestive of jazz music.
  2. Informal. active or lively.
  3. Informal. fancy or flashy:

    a jazzy sweater.


/ ˈdʒæzɪ /


  1. of, characteristic of, or resembling jazz music
  2. gaudy or flashy

    a jazzy car

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Derived Forms

  • ˈjazziness, noun
  • ˈjazzily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • jazzi·ly adverb
  • jazzi·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of jazzy1

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; jazz + -y 1
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Example Sentences

Diana is driving through the countryside by herself, in a jazzy little sportscar—something unlikely to happen in real life, but this is, as a title card tells us “A Fable from a True Tragedy.”

From Time

Meanwhile, “An Unmarried Woman” is so lovely, down to its whimsical jazzy score by Bill Conti.

A whopping 34 million people use Nubank, which features a jazzy purple credit card, competitive fees and interest rates — and no physical branches.

From Ozy

Am I the only person who thinks that “Happy” has a jazzy, Les McCann-ish beat?

When he opened his mouth, out came that familiar soft-spoken voice with the slightly jazzy cadence—dry ice with a backbeat.

Will, Jaden, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Carlton Get Funky “Now this is a story all about how...” There's a first time for everything!

I let it flow, although that makes it sound more jazzy and less despairing than the actual process often is for me.

Our panel gave her generally high marks on singing, and they especially praised her jazzy take on “I Kissed a Girl.”

Music not jazzy enough, and she says 'the floor is gritty'; we'll have to fix that.

By the time I debarked for the fifth time, I was whistling the tune with jazzy improvisations in a mixed-up tempo.

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.

More capricious and jazzy measures have their day but the waltz endures forever!

Sedately Betty walked downstairs, but just then Doris sat down at the piano and began a gay, jazzy tune.


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