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jazz +‎ -y


  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒæzi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æzi


jazzy (comparative jazzier, superlative jazziest)

  1. In the style of jazz.
  2. Flashy or showy.
  3. Lacking focus; jittery or jangly.
    • 1996, Daniel J. Wideman & Rohan B. Preston, Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence, page 189:
      Your mother-of-pearl teeth, hard thighs, heaving ribcage — The smooth back of your adolescent neck, Your hot testicles swimming with future generations, And that rhinoceros horn there that makes you shiver all jazzy — You are where I get my fantasies, nigra.
    • 2005, Peter Thomas, The Den of the Assassin, →ISBN, page 247:
      John was waiting in the health club's juice bar, wearing a gray pinstriped Oxford suit and a blue Hermes tie. "You look all jazzy," Tyler said as he approached his partner. "I got you a cup of coffee."
    • 2016, Laurence Fearnley, The Quiet Spectacular, →ISBN, page 109:
      The letters seemed to go all jazzy on her and then they kept shifting, changing direction and making new patterns that she couldn't recognize.





Borrowed from English jazzy.


  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛ.zi/
  • Hyphenation: jaz‧zy


jazzy (comparative jazzyer, superlative jazzyest)

  1. jazzy (in the style of jazz)


Inflection of jazzy
uninflected jazzy
inflected jazzy
comparative jazzyer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial jazzy jazzyer het jazzyest
het jazzyeste
indefinite m./f. sing. jazzy jazzyere jazzyeste
n. sing. jazzy jazzyer jazzyeste
plural jazzy jazzyere jazzyeste
definite jazzy jazzyere jazzyeste
partitive jazzyers



Unadapted borrowing from English jazzy.


  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝasi/, [ˈɟ͡ʝa.si]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃasi/, [ˈʃa.si]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒasi/, [ˈʒa.si]


jazzy (invariable)

  1. (rare) jazzy
    • 2015, Luis Ángel Rico Tejedor, Turbo Manual de Guitarra Eléctrica v2.0, Ociosu, page 150:
      Para dar un sonido más “jazzy” a la progresión el acorde A7 lo tocaremos con la quinta aumentada (A7♯5), y en lugar de acordes de séptima dominante, usaremos acordes de novena.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2012 May 15, Jorge Letelier, “Andrea Tessa lanza disco con arreglos swing y una big band de 50 músicos”, in La Tercera[1]:
      Y el título, más que el género, se refiere a un estado de ánimo: «Lo que me gusta del título es que jazzy quiere decir chispeante. Eso se ajusta al disco», afirma la ex conductora de TV.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2017 September 5, Diego A. Manrique, “Muere Walter Becker, mitad del enigmático proyecto Steely Dan”, in El País[2]:
      Gracias a su estudio particular, Becker volvió discretamente a la actividad, con la producción de artistas de querencia jazzy como Michael Franks o Ricki Lee Jones.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.