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Adj.1.schmalzy - effusively or insincerely emotionalschmalzy - effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"


also schmalzy
Informal. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
Informal: gooey, mushy, sloppy, soupy.


adj (inf: = slushy) → schmalzig (inf)
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Thanks in part to the song's placement in the schmalzy teen romance The Fault in Our Stars--a fitting home for a track about first kisses and fluttering hearts--"Boom Clap" became Charli's first solo Top 10, but it was a turning point in her catalog long before then.
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