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A.Word.A.Day--razzmatazz

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This week's theme: reduplicatives.

razzmatazz (RAZ-muh-TAZ) noun

1. Noisy, showy display.

2. Ambiguous, evasive language.

[Apparently an alteration of razzle-dazzle, which is a reduplicative of dazzle.]

See more usage examples of razzmatazz in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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"The singing, dancing, romancing musical takes place in Manhattan, 1922, and promises all the razzmatazz wanted from a big, bright, Broadway blockbuster!" Return to the Jazz Age For Latest Production; Isle of Man Examiner; Nov 13, 2006.

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