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Definition of "pizzazz" [pizzazz]

  • Informal Dazzling style; flamboyance; flair. (noun)
  • Informal Vigorous spirit; energy or excitement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pizzazz" in a sentence
  • "He marveled at everything about her — the white rickrack she sewed along the hem and neckline of her dress to give it what she called pizzazz, her heart-shaped face, the hollow at the base of her throat, where he hung a heart-shaped locket."
  • "On the field, he has to develop a quarterback, get more pizzazz from the running game and get tougher and more physical against the run on defense."
  • "This is a solid account of how Britain's national mapping agency came into being, though it lacks a certain pizzazz."