\ ˈfiz How to pronounce fizz (audio) \
fizzed; fizzing; fizzes

Definition of fizz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

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



Definition of fizz (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a hissing sound
2 : an effervescent beverage

Other Words from fizz


fizzy \ ˈfi-​zē How to pronounce fizz (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for fizz

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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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 The daisy — spirit (often brandy), lemon, liquid sweetener, like grenadine, and sometimes fizz — begat the margarita. Liza Weisstuch,, 14 June 2022 In that context, judging Fire Island too harshly as a film feels a little ungenerous: Director Andrew Ahn (who helmed the microbudget coming-out story Spa Night and the lovely, low-key indie Driveways) aims mostly for function and fizz here. Leah Greenblatt,, 31 May 2022 Allan Katz and Danielle Crouch designed the original bar program, a collision of tiki updates, martinis stained purple-blue with violet liqueur and a wild fizz employing Angostura bitters, mango nectar, coconut cream and aquafaba. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2022 The favorite, though, is Blitzen 2.0, a prosecco cocktail that pops with ginger and bright lemon, because who doesn’t want fizz at this time of year? Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 Other acids, such as those in lemon juice, can also be used to make the dough fizz. Science Buddies, Scientific American, 31 Dec. 2015 Nathalia Arja brought great sparkle and fizz to the role of Dewdrop, all blinding footwork and flight. Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2021 Source your own holiday fizz by visiting local wineries, like Villa Sandi, that open during the holidays (other than on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31). Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2021 Soda manufacturers can use it to fizz their drinks — something a Swiss customer of Climeworks did a few years ago when there was a carbonation shortage. Michael Birnbaum, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Some recipes switch nuts, get their fizz from club soda or ginger ale, and incorporate coconut. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 7 June 2022 Still, the fizz and adulation has nearly always entailed an element of activism. Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2022 Indeed for many years the CEOs of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo in Europe were both ESSEC graduates, which must have provided some fizz at alumni reunions! Matt Symonds, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 It’s so crushingly expensive; the sense of competition loses its motivating fizz pretty fast. Sadie Stein, Town & Country, 21 Feb. 2022 Starting with his PhD thesis in 2001, Liger-Belair has focused on the effervescent fizz within and above a glass. Nicola Jones, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Dec. 2021 As a follow-up to the special report on hard seltzers losing their fizz, the Boston Beer Company (SAM) reported disappointing earnings last week, with the primary cause being the rapid slowdown in hard seltzer sales. Bill Stone, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 Applegate tosses of language like this easily, producing a hugely entertaining fizz of historical rigor and slam-bang lingo, in print and in person. Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, 5 Nov. 2021 There was little of usual opening-night fizz on view; the usual party was canceled, the media contingent diminished and few showbiz people were present. Chris Jones,, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fizz


1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for fizz


probably of imitative origin

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\ ˈfiz How to pronounce fizz (audio) \
fizzed; fizzing

Kids Definition of fizz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a hissing or bubbling sound



Kids Definition of fizz (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a hissing or bubbling sound
2 : a bubbling drink

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