Meaning of whizzy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪzi/

adjectivewhizzier, whizziest

  • Technologically innovative or advanced.

    ‘a whizzy piece of software’
    • ‘Sometimes the BBC's whizzy technology is enough to make the, ahem, older among us feel a little like dinosaurs ourselves.’
    • ‘Text-messaging is crude when compared with video transmission and other whizzy technology promised by next-generation wireless networks.’
    • ‘Although a phone reverts to GSM when out of range of 3G, if you've bought into the latest technology for its whizzy new services, then you'll be disappointed.’
    • ‘I'm also trying to put together a new site design using the latest whizzy web technology that'll knock your socks off and turn the blog-design world on its head.’
    • ‘Hydra is really quite whizzy, for a piece of computer kit.’
    • ‘But with the slowing economy, customers are more interested in price and convenience than whizzy technology, says IDC analyst Jason D. Smolek.’
    • ‘For all its whizzy technology, it's the games that could make or break Xbox.’
    • ‘But Squirt is the only show boasting a computer-generated penguin made with the same technology that creates all those whizzy real-time graphics for sporting events.’
    • ‘So there's a double irony that Gorillaz - the most successful virtual band ever except perhaps for The Smurfs - not only have full creative control over their output but have also eschewed whizzy 3D rendering for a more retro cartoon look.’
    • ‘I think it shows just how seriously we in the United Kingdom take our weather when the BBC Weather Centre's relaunched forecast - complete with all new three-dimensional whizzy graphics - becomes a major news story in itself.’
    • ‘BMW was certainly betting on a lot of media coverage of their whizzy new building, so much so that Domus magazine ended up running a catty piece on the carefully orchestrated media circus (which was when our photos were taken).’
    • ‘Still, the new Blogger does offer several whizzy things, like the profile and comments facility.’
    • ‘Henry Gee, a palaeontologist and a science writer at Nature magazine, agrees that the way science is taught in many schools - with an emphasis on facts and formulae and very few whizzy experiments - leaves kids cold.’
    • ‘Okay, so I've just re-designed the site, and added the whizzy comments box you *should* see below.’
    • ‘NISSAN's whizzy new Micra 160SR has arrived in the showrooms with what Nissan calls ‘a rival-bashing price’.’
    • ‘‘It's an old-fashioned, low-tech programme about content, not whizzy gimmickry,’ he says.’
    • ‘Alton Library is not, thankfully, some whizzy new ‘ideas store’: it is, quite simply, a great place to read and write.’
    • ‘Or will the crisis spark a breakthrough that takes us into a whizzy futuristic world of flying cars and shiny silver jumpsuits?’
    • ‘The whizzy dialogue means the tale rattles on at pace.’
    • ‘This weekend's hire car was a Renault Optimist, with all the whizzy features that your striving Unix administrator demands.’