American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal Dazzling excitement.
- n. Informal Elaborate action or maneuvers designed to deceive an opponent, as in a sports contest.
- n. Informal Extravagant or showy display, as of technique: a lecture that was more razzle-dazzle than substance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dazzle and confuse; daze in a sudden or humorous way; bewilder; intoxicate.
- n. A state of dazed confusion or dizziness, as in intoxication.
- n. A revolving platform, with a swift, irregular, swerving motion, on which passengers are carried, for their amusement, at fairs and pleasure-resorts.
- n. any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent
- Reduplication of dazzle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A fraudulent sense of earnestness and of Modernist discovery permeates these confused, formless pictures, in which fake "pentimenti" and searching "expressive" flourishes are applied razzle-dazzle to Norman Rockwell-style portraits.”
“Baby blue Lycra covered in white fishnet, paint, and Swarovski crystals, the result was totally razzle-dazzle, much more Russian, and much more me.”
“Embraer's lack of razzle-dazzle seems to have turned off investors.”
“But even some of his 'lighter' entertainments have dark undercurrents and most of them have genuine depth below the big-budget razzle-dazzle.”
“Start a dating service for people over fifty to reclaim the razzle-dazzle in your lifeor your marriage?”
“New Jersey is hoping to bring a little Las Vegas razzle-dazzle to Atlantic City with a law making it easier to get married on a whim.”
“The team have been honing their razzle-dazzle chops over two decades.”
“A relative unknown as money managers go, our magician has also displayed considerable razzle-dazzle in the marketplace in recent years with an awesome exhibition of uncanny market timing.”
“In a world filled with razzle-dazzle toys that light up, spin around, and screech songs about math and Mars, it is hard to make most parents realize the value of a plain old ball, said Ms. Linn.”
“The 3-D feature is adjustable by a button at the side so players can choose the amount of 3-D razzle-dazzle they want.”
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