fizz

1 of 2

verb

fizzed; fizzing; fizzes

intransitive verb

1
: to make a hissing or sputtering sound : effervesce
2
: to show excitement or exhilaration

fizz

2 of 2

noun

1
a
: a hissing sound
2
: an effervescent beverage
fizzy adjective

Examples of fizz in a Sentence

Verb soda pop fizzing in the glass Noun the characteristic fizz of champagne All the fizz was gone from their relationship.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
But the excitement that fizzed around the 1994 vote is long gone. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 May 2024 Energy finally fizzes and pops; voices that have been restrained are unleashed. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2024
Noun
His effervescent fizz is organized and channelled by Meades, a Welsh psychotherapist whom Pizarro calls Pedro, who dispenses care, stiff vodka martinis, and Cardiff wit. Lydia Bell, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 May 2024 Levin said the Lambrusco is in the dry range with a slight sweetness with a medium body and light fizz. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 29 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for fizz 

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

probably of imitative origin

First Known Use

Verb

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of fizz was in 1685

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Cite this Entry

“Fizz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fizz. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

fizz

1 of 2 verb
: to make a hissing or sputtering sound

fizz

2 of 2 noun
1
: a hissing sound
2
: a bubbling drink
fizzy adjective

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