glitz glitz  /ɡ ˈlɪts/

Definition(s):

  • (n) tasteless showiness

Usage(s):

  1. The draw isn't glitz; it's buzz.
  2. For all its glitz, Bombay remains a temple to inefficiency.
  3. Now Cruise travels from the Chicago North Shore glitz of Risky Business to the dying towns of the Appalachian Coal Belt lo play a working-class jock in All the Right Moves.

News

  1. Costume party celebrates glamor of ‘Magic City’

    If you were seduced by Magic City — which brought the glitz, glamor and sometimes gruesomeness of mob Miami life in the ’50s to the TV screen last year — you might be tempted to attend a local event that helps kick off the mesmerizing Starz series’ second season.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. Analysis: Disney goes to Infinity to turn around gaming unit

    By Lisa Richwine and Malathi Nayak (Reuters) - When Walt Disney Co introduced its latest video game, Infinity, to the gaming faithful this week at the annual E3 gaming conference, it rented a Los Angeles movie theater to show 30-minute clips of upcoming films and hosted a party with the glitz it usually reserves for its blockbuster movie wannabes. It shows just how much the company is counting ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Red carpet rolls out as film actors, actresses from ‘The North Star’ attend screening at the Newtown Theatre

    NEWTOWN BOROUGH -- It had all the glitz and glimmer of a Hollywood premier, complete with a red carpet and ladies wearing long shiny sequined dresses.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Advance

Quotes

  1. "It's 'basta' with the glitz and the glam. It's enough. But I'm gonna go along with it, man," said Giamatti, before searching out a plate of food.
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Paul Giamatti Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This should not be a race about money or who has the most glitz or celebrity," Richardson said Sunday following a presidential forum held in Chicago by a trial lawyers' group.
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Bill Richardson Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Next year they just need to put in some more colour, the harbour needs to be full of boats, more signage and a bit more glitz, but they've got it the right way round," Dennis said. "It requires government support, and to me it is a textbook...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Ron Dennis Source: Wheels24.co.za

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