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 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 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 The acidity of blanc de blancs also lifts the flavors of raw oysters, similar to the way classic pairing sauces like mignonette do, while the wine's famous bubbles provide a fizzing textural contrast to the silky shellfish. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Best Foods to Pair with Champagne," 19 Dec. 2019 Eden Hazard fizzed an early shot just wide shortly after Di Maria's goal. SI.com, "PSG 3-0 Real Madrid: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Angel Di Maria Outclasses Former Side," 18 Sep. 2019 Further experiments would be needed to determine if tapping might reduce fizzing for other carbonated beverages, like soda. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "You can’t stop a shaken beer can from fizzing over by tapping it, study finds," 1 Jan. 2020 The chicly bottled, golden-hued Töst, a sparkling white tea, cranberry, and ginger blend, will fizz alluringly in your champagne flute. Maggie Bullock, Marie Claire, "Inside the New Sobriety Movement," 6 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 The collection also has several playsets available, such as a bathtub that comes with glittery fizz packs, a manicure and pedicure chair, or a spa day face mask set. Mallory Hughes, CNN, "New Barbie collection celebrates the importance of wellness and self-care," 30 Jan. 2020 Similarly, cans of soda will keep their fizz for years, glass bottles for up to a year and plastic bottles for a few months. J. Kenji López-alt, New York Times, "The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow," 14 Apr. 2020 And the new engine, in manual-transmission R guise, is a blast, exploding above 6000 rpm with a frenetic fizz to redline. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "2020 Polaris Slingshot Still Perplexes Us," 23 Jan. 2020 Looking ahead: Even old-school fizz companies like Schweppes have seen the need to launch premium mixer brand extensions to meet demand. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "6 drinking trends to anticipate in 2020," 4 Jan. 2020 Good performance ensures a 3-year-old can of Coke will have the same fizz and flavor as one bought yesterday. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, "To replace controversial plastic additive BPA, a chemical company teams up with unlikely allies," 23 Jan. 2020 The ocean was never that acidic, however, so the plankton shells would have dissolved much slower, and there would have been no fizz. National Geographic, "How the dinosaur-killing asteroid primed Earth for modern life," 16 Jan. 2020 When Woods briefly took the lead in the British Open at Carnoustie, the crowd's excitement made the Scottish air fizz with electricity. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Tiger Woods: A tumultuous 10 years from scandal to redemption," 30 Nov. 2019

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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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27 Apr 2020

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“Fizz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fizz. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for fizz

fizz

verb
How to pronounce fizz (audio)

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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