jazzy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jazz +‎ -y

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Adjective[edit]

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.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English jazzy.

Adjective[edit]

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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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