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  • n  (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music

  • David Rubinoff, veteran king of the shmaltz fiddlers, was sued for $50,000 by a Chicagoan who charged the sad-eyed violinist with alienating his late wife's affections back in the .

  • David Shore in Ottawa Citizen
    House's character allows us to push hard,Shore said. "We don't do shmaltz. We fight against sentimentality, and we fight against earnestness. But we do have a heart, beating in there somewhere. And Hugh Laurie is really accomplished at...

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