kitschy

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From kitsch +‎ -y. Compare German kitschig (kitschy).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪt͡ʃi/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃi

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kitschy (comparative kitschier, superlative kitschiest)

  1. Having the nature of kitsch: excessively sentimental, overdone or vulgar.
    • 2004 May 10, The New Yorker:
      This is what his admirers go for: the gravelly grain of his film stock, the crowded monochrome of his compositions (the new film is mostly in black-and-white, with kitschy spasms of color), and the way in which light bounces and breathes from the faces of his players.

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