sizzle

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1siz·zle

verb \ˈsi-zəl\

: to make a hissing sound like the sound water makes when it hits hot metal

: to be very exciting, romantic, etc.

siz·zledsiz·zling \ˈsi-zə-liŋ, ˈsiz-liŋ\

Full Definition of SIZZLE

transitive verb
:  to burn up or sear with or as if with a hissing sound
intransitive verb
1
:  to make a hissing sound in or as if in burning or frying
2
:  to seethe with deep anger or resentment

Examples of SIZZLE

  1. bacon sizzling in the pan
  2. Their romance sizzled throughout the whole summer.
  3. The book sizzles with excitement.

Origin of SIZZLE

perhaps frequentative of siss to hiss
First Known Use: 1603

Related to SIZZLE

2sizzle

noun

Definition of SIZZLE

1
:  a hissing sound (as of something frying over a fire)

Examples of SIZZLE

  1. <there was a brief sizzle as the moth flew into the flame>

First Known Use of SIZZLE

circa 1823

Related to SIZZLE

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sizzle cymbal
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sizz (noun)
All Words Near: sizzle

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sizzle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More