\ 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

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fizzy \ ˈfi-​zē How to pronounce fizzy (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 The French forward took two stunning touches to control Aubameyang's fizzed cross and dance past Jan Vertonghen, before unleashing a ferocious strike past Hugo Lloris. Matias Grez, CNN, "Arsenal comes from two goals down to earn draw against Tottenham," 1 Sep. 2019 And so when a Mexico attack fizzed, the U.S. would collect the ball and try to keep it. Brian Straus,, "Learning Curve Evident for USMNT in Another Loss to Mexico," 6 Sep. 2019 That’s actually the half strength of these fizzing tablets. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "10 Things You Need to Beat the Heat," 17 July 2019 Apart from a decent effort by Tom Davies which fizzed narrowly wide in the fourth minute, and a Cenk Tosun header which sailed over the bar nine minutes later, the home side offered no goal threat of note in the opening exchanges., "Everton 1-1 Southampton: Saints Cruelly Denied Crucial Win By Lacklustre Toffees," 5 May 2018 The bath visual fits all the sonic details that seem to bubble and fizz, and many passages of the songs impart the sensation of dunking and resurfacing. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Hot Chip Hones the Meaning of ‘Ecstasy’," 25 June 2019 The world-beater emerged out of nowhere to fizz an effort into the back of the net., "Lionel Messi: His 32 Greatest Moments on His 32nd Birthday," 24 June 2019 Silvia Meseguer then went close with her effort fizzing inches wide as Spain piled on the pressure. James Masters, CNN, "France beats Norway at Women's World Cup after VAR controversy," 12 June 2019 The rains were born far away, deep in the tropical Pacific, where water evaporated from the warm ocean surface and fizzed into the atmosphere. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "‘Rivers in the sky’ are why California is flooding," 1 Mar. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Spurs had a spring in their step and there was a fizz about their attacking play, with Dele Alli joining the aforementioned trio in clever exchanges that pulled Red Star apart., "Twitter Reacts as Tottenham Bounce Back From Miserable Few Weeks With Rampant Champions League Win," 22 Oct. 2019 But the menu here was largely devoted to classic cocktails — everything from a manhattan to a gin fizz to a whisky sour. Esther Mobley,, "San Francisco bars could learn a thing or two from Japanese cocktail culture," 17 Oct. 2019 Speaking of carbonation, for a lot of folks, the fix is the fizz. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Want to live longer? You may want to ditch these drinks," 3 Sep. 2019 Let it be known that in the birthplace of Coca-Cola, USF brandished the program’s first sign of fizz in nearly 11 months. Joey Knight,, "USF skid reaches eight straight with 14-10 loss to Georgia Tech," 7 Sep. 2019 The acerbic fizz of kombucha, the barnyard funk of fancy ciders, the ruckling tartness of sour beers—these and other harshnesses are ascendant among people who regard a hard seltzer as an instance of philistine minimalism. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "How the Orange-Wine Fad Became an Irresistible Assault on Pleasure," 7 Sep. 2019 Rhubarb flavors the rum fizz from the cocktail menu styled like a botanical field guide, and at dinner, is baked with spent grains into a cake topped with angelica ice cream. Fortune, "Restaurant Review: Iceland’s Slippurinn Is an Ephemeral Culinary Destination," 11 Aug. 2019 For us, bubbles put the fizz in champagne and the calm in bathtime. Liz Langley, National Geographic, "How these spiders use bubbles to live underwater," 16 May 2019 An exhibition of those objects alone, with a couple of others, with deeper interpretation, might have had more fizz and also left people with more to think about. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The American Pavilion in the Venice Biennale: Safe and Sorry," 10 Aug. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of fizz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a sound like many small bubbles popping



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


\ 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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