Definition of glitzy in English:



  • Attractive in a showy and often superficial way.

    ‘glitzy hotel restaurants’
    • ‘The glitzy banner adorning the incomplete wall has four large Chinese characters.’
    • ‘They are successful enough to switch their mobiles off at the weekend and prefer hanging out with good friends to glitzy bars and restaurants.’
    • ‘She wore glitzy plastic bracelets around her wrists and cute smilies dangled from her ears.’
    • ‘Its dubious merits and glitzy, vacuous plot aside, it is a film, on one level at least, about having everything and feeling nothing.’
    • ‘And she brought this glitzy top… Do you think a feather boa would look right?’
    • ‘So, despite all those glitzy hotels, it will be months before the destination as a whole feels remotely elegant.’
    • ‘Wear an embellished belt or glitzy cuffs with a plain knit or skirt, and use black to counterbalance an opulent shoe or bag.’
    • ‘The supermarket, still in process of refurbishment, has re-opened its glitzy new coffee shop, so I took my lunch there.’
    • ‘However, there's a lot more to staging a concert for 35,000 people than just conjuring up a glitzy stage.’
    • ‘The weekend is downsized to being a jazzy, glitzy flamboyant festival.’
    • ‘Optical showrooms have turned snazzy, and their interiors and exteriors glitzy.’
    • ‘All tickets are booked, the glitzy hotel has been booked, and I will be flying up there this Friday, around mid day.’
    • ‘Want to know what is happening behind the scenes in the glitzy world of Bollywood and Hollywood?’
    • ‘What a contrast it was to get back to our grotty hotel after such a glitzy day.’
    • ‘Too often the originality has been squeezed out of the shows, leaving a hollow, albeit glitzy, commercial juggernaut.’
    • ‘On the other hand, we see a different picture, in which youngsters go overboard about fashion and a glitzy life style.’
    • ‘Maybe I'll get to wear a fancy frock and go to a glitzy ceremony in LA.’
    • ‘If you're wondering where I am tonight, I'll be in my hometown's premiere glitzy theatre, living the dream here.’
    • ‘Even the state's lack of glitzy metropolitan areas contributes to its appeal.’
    • ‘Many have been immortalised on film, from the glitzy hustle of Las Vegas to the wintry baroque of Prague.’
    elaborate, ornate, ornamented, ornamental, decorated, decorative, adorned, embellished, intricate, baroque, rococo, fussy, busy
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1960s (originally a North American usage): from glitter, suggested by ritzy, and perhaps also by German glitzerig ‘glittering’.