fizz

verb
\ˈfiz \
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

b : spirit, liveliness

2 : an effervescent beverage

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Other Words from fizz

Noun

fizzy \ ˈfi-​zē \ adjective

Synonyms for fizz

Synonyms: Verb

fizzle, hiss, sizzle, swish, whish, whiz (or whizz)

Synonyms: Noun

hiss, sizzle, swish, whish, whiz (or whizz)

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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

Eight yellow cards and one red pointed to the heat in the game, which fizzed throughout and briefly erupted during five bad-tempered minutes at the end of the first half. Thomas Allnutt, chicagotribune.com, "Barça hold on for draw against Real - five things we learned," 7 May 2018 And their team is not satisfied with a tie: Roman Zobnin fizzes a low shot that Subasic scrambles to smother on the left side of the goal 115’: GOAL RUSSIA! Mário Fernandes with a header to save the host nation! Rory Smith, New York Times, "Russia Finally Falls, Leaving a Trail of Admirers and Doubters," 8 July 2018 Son's superb late effort deep in stoppage time, fizzed in from outside the penalty area with his left foot, proved to be nothing more than scant consolation. SI.com, "South Korea 1-2 Mexico: El Tri Put One Foot in Last 16 Despite Late Screamer From Son," 23 June 2018 Then Cengiz Under, a Roma substitute still fizzing with energy, burst into Liverpool’s box once more. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Champions League: Liverpool Ousts Roma in Loss That Doubles as a Triumph," 2 May 2018 The Liverpool man struggled, understandably so given his near month-long layoff, but he and Trezeguet both fizzed dangerous efforts narrowly wide in the first half. SI.com, "Russia 3-1 Egypt: Pharaohs All But Out Despite Salah's Return as Hosts Put One Foot in Last 16," 19 June 2018 What could have been the Koreas’ first summit fizzed, however, after Kim Il Sung died of a heart attack in July 1994. Time, "From Spy Games to Summits, Here Are 10 Historic Moments in U.S.-North Korean Relations," 11 June 2018 What could have been the Koreas' first summit fizzed, however, after Kim Il Sung died of a heart attack in July 1994. Fox News, "10 historic moments in relations between US, North Korea," 11 June 2018 Instead, Jesus Christ Superstar fizzed and sparked with energy. Constance Grady, Vox, "Why Jesus Christ Superstar Live succeeded where other live TV musicals have failed," 2 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Outstanding individual work from a marauding Sane eventually saw the winger create himself enough space to fizz in another testing cross. SI.com, "Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle: Aguero Hat-Trick Downs Thoroughly Outclassed Magpies," 20 Jan. 2018 Co-owner Eddy Buckingham plans to add drops of a CBD tincture called Daily Dose to their cocktail, the $18 Jade Fizz (like a gin fizz, but with bok choy extract and moringa powder). Kelly Dobkin, Bon Appetit, "How Drinking CBD Cocktails Really Makes You Feel," 22 June 2018 The book goes on to cover cocktails that have Southern roots like Ramos gin fizz and milk punch. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Favorite in a Full Field of Drinks for Derby Day," 16 Apr. 2018 Long ago, the fizz here was almost as famous as that of Champagne. Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "Forget Prosecco: French Crémants Should Be Your Champagne Alternative," 21 Feb. 2018 All of Juan's friends are going to bubble, fizz, and the battle begins to smear whoever gets chosen. Fox News, "Senate fight awaits Trump's Supreme Court pick," 10 July 2018 The strawberry kombucha fizz uses a strawberry bourbon infusion with strawberry kombucha and lemon verbena syrup. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "New summer cocktail menus make the most of seasonal herbs and produce," 7 June 2018 This time around Rault has forged a set of songs steeped in the sweet melodiousness of Big Star, the Beatles, and Wings, the fizz of one-hit wonders Pilot, and occasionally the hot-tub soft-rock extravagance of 10cc. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Montreal pop auteur Michael Rault summons the spirit of 70 AM pop radio on It’s a New Day Tonight," 29 June 2018 This old-world beer-meets-fruit-soda beverage has made its way to our side of the pond, and the beverage adds just the right amount of sweetness and fizz to a beermosa for a drink made just for summer sipping. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "7 gift ideas to wow your dad on Father's Day – all at your local Kroger," 14 June 2018

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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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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 \
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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