adjective (jazzier; -est) Date: 1919 1. having the characteristics of jazz 2. marked by unrestraint, animation, or flashiness • jazzily adverbjazziness noun

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  • jazzy — [ dʒazi ] adj. inv. • v. 1970; mot angl. amér., de jazz ♦ Relatif au jazz, propre au jazz. Un rythme jazzy. Des pianistes jazzy. ● jazzy adjectif invariable (mot anglais) Familier. Qui rappelle, évoque le jazz. jazzy [dʒɑzi] adj. invar …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jazzy — adj. 1. resembling jazz[1] especially in its rhythm. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5] 2. ostentatious or strikingly styled; used especially of clothes. [WordNet sense 2] Syn: flashy, gaudy, showy, snazzy, sporty. [WordNet 1.5] 3. marked by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jazzy — 1919, from JAZZ (Cf. jazz) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Jazzily; jazziness …   Etymology dictionary

  • jazzy — [adj] fancy animated, exciting, flashy, gaudy, lively, salacious, sexy, smart, snazzy*, spirited, vivacious, wild, zestful, zippy*; concepts 537,589 Ant. conservative, simple, unfancy …   New thesaurus

  • jazzy — ► ADJECTIVE (jazzier, jazziest) 1) of or in the style of jazz. 2) bright, colourful, and showy …   English terms dictionary

  • jazzy — ☆ jazzy [jaz′ē ] adj. jazzier, jazziest 1. characterized by the qualities of jazz music, often, specif., the more superficial and showy qualities 2. Slang lively, bright, showy, etc. jazzily adv. jazziness n …   English World dictionary

  • jazzy — [[t]ʤæ̱zi[/t]] jazzier, jazziest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as jazzy, you mean that it is colourful and modern. ...a check sports jacket, worn with a plain waistcoat and shirt and jazzy tie. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Jazzy… …   English dictionary

  • jazzy — UK [ˈdʒæzɪ] / US adjective Word forms jazzy : adjective jazzy comparative jazzier superlative jazziest informal 1) bright, colourful, and attractive 2) jazzy music has a strong lively beat, like jazz Derived word: jazziness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • jazzy — /ˈdʒæzi / (say jazee) adjective (jazzier, jazziest) 1. relating to or suggestive of jazz music. 2. Colloquial bright and lively in a modern way: a jazzy pattern; a jazzy little flat …   Australian English dictionary

  • jazzy — [“d3aezi] mod. stimulating; appealing. □ That’s a jazzy sweater you got. □ He’s a real jazzy guy …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • jazzy — jazzily, adv. jazziness, n. /jaz ee/, adj., jazzier, jazziest. 1. pertaining to or suggestive of jazz music. 2. Informal. active or lively. 3. Informal. fancy or flashy: a jazzy sweater. [1915 20, Amer.; JAZZ + Y1] …   Universalium

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