单词详解 | razzle-dazzle

美音:/ˈræzl ˈdæzl/,英音:/ˈræzəlˈdæzəl/


“It’s not just razzle-dazzle stuff and big musical numbers. Our challenge is to never lose sight of the family aspect. And I think — I hope — we’ve succeeded in that.”
Los Angeles Times

Some may think it would assemble a razzle-dazzle new army for the heavens that would deploy soldiers in space or arm astronauts with galactic superweapons.
Seattle Times

That may be just what some are craving; too much Broadway razzle-dazzle isn’t exactly a problem right now, with theaters closed until at least summer.
Washington Times

any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent
n. 混乱,狂欢;旋转舞台




The razzle-dazzle of Harvey and his wife on red carpets all over the world was a good distraction when fewer awards were coming his way.
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Late in the season, in a moment of pure razzle-dazzle, she uncloaks the assets that captured the title of Miss Las Vegas Showgirl 1962 and proves she still has it 25 years later.
在本季后期,在一个纯粹的眼花缭乱的时刻,她揭开了夺得 1962 年拉斯维加斯歌舞女郎称号的资产,并证明她在 25 年后仍然拥有它。
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But if you perform it more often, you’ll see acting more as a job than as a one-off, razzle-dazzle thing.
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razzle-dazzle (n.) “A word, app. of U.S. coinage, used to express the ideas of bewilderment or confusion, rapid stir and bustle, riotous jollity or intoxication, etc. Also, deception, fraud; extravagant publicity” [OED],  1886, American English slang, varied reduplication of dazzle (q.v.).My confrère, The Chevalier, last month gave a new name to the scarfs of disjointed pattern when he called them the razzle-dazzle. The name was evidently a hit of the most patent character, for in several avenue and Broadway stores the clerks have thrown out a display of broken figures before me and explained that the ruling style at present was the razzle-dazzle, and the word seems to have been equally effective with the public, for when it is quoted by the live salesman, the customer, I am told is at once interested and caught by it. [Clothier and Furnisher magazine, January 1889]Meaning “state of confusion” is from 1889.Related entries & more

razzle-dazzle (n.)“一个词,美国造币的应用,用于表达困惑或混乱、快速的骚动和喧嚣、狂欢或陶醉等概念。此外,欺骗、欺诈;奢侈的宣传” [牛津英语词典],1886 年,美国英语俚语,dazzle 的不同重复(qv)。我的同事 The Chevalier 上个月给杂乱图案的围巾起了一个新名字,他称它们为 razzle-dazzle。这个名字显然是最明显的打击,因为在大街和百老汇的几家商店里,店员在我面前展示了一个破碎的数字,并解释说目前的统治风格是 razzle-dazzle,这个词似乎对公众同样有效,因为当现场推销员引用它时,据我所知,客户会立即感兴趣并被它吸引。 [Clothier and Furnisher 杂志,1889 年 1 月]“混乱状态”的意思来自 1889 年。相关条目及更多

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