fizz

verb
\ 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

fizz

noun

Definition of fizz (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a hissing sound
2 : an effervescent beverage

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Other Words from fizz

Noun

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb A few hundred meters to the north, waves crash and fizz on the shores of the 15 bite-sized rock islets. James Nestor, Scientific American, "Life on the Rocks," 12 Feb. 2018 Champagne lovers take note: Claire Naudin’s vivacious organic fizz from Burgundy shows the kind of complexity and perfumed aromas that most crémants don’t have. Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "The 50 Best Wines Under $50," 7 Dec. 2020 National and city governments are fizzing with new, or revamped, schemes. The Economist, "The little queen of deconfinement How lockdown converted the world to cycling, and the speedbumps that lie ahead," 31 May 2020 Drop in 1-2 denture tablets and let sit until fizzing stops. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, "3 Simple Ways to Clean a Cloudy Glass Vase," 30 May 2020 Spangler Science Club has kits with hands-on activities, easy-to-follow lessons, highly interactive experiments that fizz, pop, bubble or erupt, and challenges to enhance creativity and problem-solving skills. oregonlive, "Need to put joy into homeschooling? Study these Oregon teachers’ tricks," 8 Apr. 2020 The first-grader had tried to access the district’s online portal Monday, but the family’s older iPad kept fizzing out and his mother’s MacBook wouldn’t load much of the content, either. oregonlive, "Hours-long waits, unrest punctuate Chromebook pickup for online learning at Portland Public Schools," 10 Apr. 2020 Close to where basketball great Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash last month, Woods fizzed his second shot into the green to leave an eagle putt of 24 feet eight inches. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Tiger Woods hits supernatural 'Kobe Bryant' putt," 14 Feb. 2020 Liverpool were forced to settle for speculative efforts from distance, whilst United came close to grabbing a second when Rashford's low drive fizzed past the post. SI.com, "Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Late Lallana Equaliser Spares Reds' Blushes," 20 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Now new research finds the fizz of a thawing glacier can be distinguished from the burble of a softening iceberg, and that these telltale sounds are more intense in places where ice is melting faster. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, "How Fast Are Glaciers Melting? Just Listen to Them," 29 May 2018 For pétillant naturel lovers, this northern Italian fun fizz made from rare solaris grapes is intensely grapefruity and salty, ideal for sipping on holiday afternoons. Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "The 50 Best Wines Under $50," 7 Dec. 2020 The daughter of a pioneering California fizz maker introduced her own project last year. Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "The 50 Best Wines Under $50," 7 Dec. 2020 Pandemic takes the fizz out of annual night of connecting and imbibing. Kevyn Burger Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "For young Minnesotans, the annual Drinksgiving tradition takes a year off," 20 Nov. 2020 Create substances that fizz or ooze with this science kit. Washington Post, "Top toys include Baby Yoda, unicorns, activity sets and puzzles," 28 Oct. 2020 Luckily, DIYing your own bath fizz is actually super easy (and a great way to fill your now wide-open schedule). Dana Parra, Seventeen, "You Can Make DIY Bath Bombs at Home With Only 5 Ingredients," 18 May 2020 Currently priced at 15% off its usual $79.99, the SodaStream jet comes with a sparkling water maker, a 60-liter CO2 cylinder and a reusable carbonating bottle to add some fizz to your beverage at the push of a button. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday," 1 June 2020 Inevitably, the industry will lose some of its creative fizz. The Economist, "Schumpeter Farewell for now to a golden age of drinking," 23 May 2020

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First Known Use of fizz

Verb

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for fizz

Verb

probably of imitative origin

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1 Mar 2021

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“Fizz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fizz. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for fizz

fizz

verb

English Language Learners Definition of fizz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a sound like many small bubbles popping

fizz

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fizz (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sound like many small bubbles popping
: energy and liveliness
: a drink with many small bubbles

fizz

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

Kids Definition of fizz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a hissing or bubbling sound

fizz

noun

Kids Definition of fizz (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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