Razzle-dazzle meaning

răzəl-dăzəl
Extravagant or showy display, as of technique.

A lecture that was more razzle-dazzle than substance.

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The sparkle and gleam often associated with the entertainment industry, glitz.
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Dazzling excitement.
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Elaborate action or maneuvers designed to deceive an opponent, as in a sports contest.
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(slang) A flashy display intended to confuse, bewilder, or deceive.
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The big musical number at the end didn't have quite the razzle-dazzle they had hoped.

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Origin of razzle-dazzle

  • Reduplication of dazzle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition