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- adjective Alternative spelling of
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- adjective effusively or insincerely emotional
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Take one of my favourite films, It's a Wonderful Life - it is, without doubt, a great if schmalzy movie, but, to be brutally honest it's a bit slow in places.
It was still quite schmalzy, but there was one passage which I thought was excellent.
He waves me off as I start to help him downstage for his big finale—”Maketh Someone Happie”—a schmalzy tune, sure, but one that allows him to leave the stage without a dry eye or a full wallet in the house.