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I think at Le Cirque I learned how to make real food, which is what people crave, not just gimmicky things on a plate.
Daniel Boulud

Meaning of "gimmicky" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIMMICKY

gimmicky  [ˈɡɪmɪkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIMMICKY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gimmicky is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GIMMICKY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of gimmicky in the English dictionary

The definition of gimmicky in the dictionary is having features which are not necessary or useful, and whose only purpose is to attract attention or publicity. Other definition of gimmicky is involving the use of any clever device, gadget, or stratagem, esp one used to deceive.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIMMICKY


al-Maliki
ælˈmælɪkɪ
dickey
ˈdɪkɪ
dicky
ˈdɪkɪ
flaky
ˈfleɪkɪ
hickey
ˈhɪkɪ
mickey
ˈmɪkɪ
micky
ˈmɪkɪ
picky
ˈpɪkɪ
psyche
ˈsaɪkɪ
quickie
ˈkwɪkɪ
reiki
ˈreɪkɪ
rickey
ˈrɪkɪ
shaky
ˈʃeɪkɪ
spiky
ˈspaɪkɪ
sticky
ˈstɪkɪ
tricky
ˈtrɪkɪ
ungimmicky
ʌnˈɡɪmɪkɪ
Vicky
ˈvɪkɪ
wakey-wakey
ˈweɪkɪˈweɪkɪ
wiki
ˈwɪkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIMMICKY

gimbal
gimbal ring
gimbals
gimcrack
gimcrackery
gimel
gimlet
gimlet-eyed
gimmal
gimmalled
gimme
gimmer
gimmick
gimmickry
gimmie
gimmor
gimp
gimpy
gin
gin mill

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIMMICKY

bricky
colicky
finicky
frolicky
garlicky
hystericky
icky
kicky
nit-picky
nonsticky
panicky
phthisicky
pilgarlicky
plasticky
pricky
rheumaticky
shticky
staticky
thicky
Zwicky

Synonyms and antonyms of gimmicky in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gimmicky» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIMMICKY

Find out the translation of gimmicky to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gimmicky from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gimmicky» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

噱头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

efectista
570 millions of speakers

English

gimmicky
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तिकड़मी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دخيلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бесполезным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enigmático
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতারণামূলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gadget
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gimmicky
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unecht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

策略の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

눈길을 끌기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gimmicky
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phô trương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏமாற்று வித்தையாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फसव्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hileli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ingannevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sztucznych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

марним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înșelătoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

για λόγους εντυπωσιασμού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onnodige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

reklamord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gimmicky
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gimmicky

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIMMICKY»

The term «gimmicky» is regularly used and occupies the 84.032 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIMMICKY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gimmicky

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6 QUOTES WITH «GIMMICKY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gimmicky.
1
Daniel Boulud
I appreciate the constant evolution in refining food, but not in making food gimmicky.
2
Daniel Boulud
I think at Le Cirque I learned how to make real food, which is what people crave, not just gimmicky things on a plate.
3
Nick D'Aloisio
My first app was released in July or August of 2008. It was a 'fingermill' - a treadmill for your fingers. My level of programming was quite basic to begin with, so it was more gimmicky to start with. Day one it was up there, I had 79 pounds worth of revenue.
4
Todd Phillips
Reality television hasn't killed documentaries, because there are so many great documentaries still being made, but it certainly has changed the landscape. There is this breed of gimmicky documentary that is basically a reality show.
5
Mark Romanek
Music videos were this lucky career opportunity. They were assignments. I was providing a service, and they were meant to be punchy and gimmicky and fun.
6
Catherine Tate
Putting TV stars in plays just to get people in is wrong. You have to have the right people in the right parts. Stunt casting and being gimmicky does the theatre a great disservice. You have to lure people by getting them excited about a theatrical experience.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIMMICKY»

Discover the use of gimmicky in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gimmicky and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fearless Critic Washington DC Area Restaurant Guide
But with so many restaurants trying to capitalize on America's growing obsession with wine, the line between Genius and Gimmicky is easily crossed. Let's see how Grapeseed measures up, shall we? Gimmicky: A splashy suburban ...
Robin S. Goldstein, Alexis Herschkowitsch, Erin McReynolds, 2009
2
Sophistry and Twentieth-century Art
Someone may suggest that Warhol has presented a gimmick or produced a work that is witty and gimmicky. Furthermore, one may argue, by exhibiting his witty gimmicky canvas, Warhol can be compared to Marcel Duchamp who sent a urinal, ...
Ḥayim Gordon, Rivca Gordon, 2002
3
Computerworld
Most of Knaplund's four days on the stand were spent reviewing IBM internal letters, many of which had been previously introduced in the case. Knaplund said he had not seen or did not recall many of those letters. 'Gimmicky Tactics' In 1971 , ...
4
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Contrast the feeling you get from TV shows or films, such as The Sixth Sense, that have great surprise endings—endings that unite clues that you've been exposed to all along—with the feelingyouget from gimmicky,unforeseeable endings (“It ...
Chip Heath, Dan Heath, 2007
5
Can We Do That?: Innovative Practices That Will Change the ...
People wonder if we ever are accused of being gimmicky. I say that it's great to be gimmicky. If you can communicate the truth of God's Word to your community through being gimmicky, if you can lead people to Jesus through being gimmicky,  ...
Ed Young, 2010
6
The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel
Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary.
David Levithan, 2011
7
How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement
... “Robert would like to attend your university because. . . . Admissions officials strongly prefer the use of the first person (for example, “I would like to attend your university because . UNCONVENTIONAL AND GIMMICKY WRITING STYLES.
Mark Alan Stewart, 2012
8
Practical Everyday English: A New Method of Learning ...
Note the word Gimmicky (Colloquial) which means false, designed to attract attention only, e.g. I . Party Political Broadcasts are becoming more and more gimmicky. especially in the run-up to the elections. 2. I've had to come to terms with my ...
Steven Collins, 2007
9
Tourism and Social Marketing
Nevertheless, the government was accused of 'gimmicky' advertising and marketing. Susie Squire from the Taxpayers' Alliance said: Too often the government engages with gimmicky marketing and gimmicky advertising because they think ...
C. Michael Hall, 2014
10
Case Studies in Japanese Management
It was criticized as “gimmicky”113 and a “toy” that would not hold its ground in the long term against the powerhouse systems of Sony and Microsoft. When Nintendo later revealed the final system name, the Wii (pronounced “we”), the press ...
Parissa Haghirian, Philippe Gagnon, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIMMICKY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gimmicky is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The music countdown tape that kept a decade alive
Popular music from those years is often dismissed as gimmicky, silly, commercial music—much of it lacking soul. With my favorite decade now ... «Boston.com, Jul 15»
2
The Only Apple Watch Apps You Actually Need
Gimmicky? Sure. Still sort of fun and novel? Definitely. Tinder. Gallery Image. Slide: 3 / of 12 . Caption: While games on a tiny screen seem like ... «Wired, Jul 15»
3
Our Views: Anti-tax ads from the Louisiana chapter of Americans for …
Instead, there are gimmicky sound bites about fewer state contracts (Treasurer John N. Kennedy) or small-bore pledges like reducing the state ... «The Advocate, Jul 15»
4
Movies Like 'The Martian,' 'The Walk' Will Be Important for 3D, Says …
Some directors think it may be gimmicky. That it's only used to make stuff jump out of the screen. But it's not about the eye-popping stuff. «Variety, Jul 15»
5
Six important moments from the Warner Bros. and DC Comic-Con …
But footage screened during the event seemed to let people forget the gimmicky tattoos, and instead showed off a violent, creepy Clown Prince ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
6
TUF 21 Finale preview and quick picks for 'Ellenberger vs …
The gimmicky concept of ATT vs. Blackzilians sounded fun in the beginning, but a convoluted scoring system and randomly-generated match ... «MMAmania.com, Jul 15»
7
'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' Review: Into The Great Wide Open
Blessedly, Quick Time Events are a thing of the past, leaving at least one gimmicky game mechanic to the dustbin of history. (We can only hope ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
8
New indoor league targets true football fans
"In my opinion, the AFL is a gimmicky league, for lack of a better term," Dixon said. "What do you look for in a great NFL team? You look for a ... «Longview News-Journal, Jul 15»
9
Decisions come at a cost
I would have eschewed stupid, yes stupid, gimmicky proposals for car charging ports and, yes, bike lanes, that only serve a small subset of our ... «The Daily Progress, Jul 15»
10
Cookery Column with Rutherglen Masterchef contestant David …
As well as saving him a fortune on ingredients, this is extremely gimmicky and, for the purpose of the home cook, a decent quality stock is ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»

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