how to pronounce schmalz


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schmalz is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of schmalz in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… treffe deren schmalz gesichert aber doch …”

meanings of schmalz


  1. Schmaltz (something cheesy or excessively sentimental, e.g. music).
  2. Grease; lard.


  1. A surname​ — famously held by.
  2. Valentin Schmalz (1572-1622), German Socinian theologian.

schmalz frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word schmalz occurs in german on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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