from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling jazz in form or nature.
  • adjective Slang Showy; flashy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective resembling jazz{1} especially in its rhythm.
  • adjective ostentatious or strikingly styled; -- used especially of clothes.
  • adjective marked by animation or performed with flair[2].

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective In the style of jazz.
  • adjective Flashy or showy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling jazz (especially in its rhythm)
  • adjective (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display


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