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 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 Its worries about demographic change, an economy that no longer fizzes and a relatively less visible role in the world are nothing compared with its earlier challenges. The Economist, "Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan ponders what it means to be Japanese," 27 July 2019 But in free markets fizzing with ideas and arguments from around the world, China’s patriotic sloganeering falls flat. The Economist, "China’s demand for undivided loyalty is causing tragedy in Hong Kong," 26 Sep. 2019 Sales of the drinks, with twee names like Truly (#livetruly) and Bon & Viv, fizzed by 169% in 2018, with consumers lured by a low calorie count, bouji flavour combinations (lime lemongrass, clementine hibiscus) and Instagrammable labels. 1843, "The case against hard seltzer," 27 Sep. 2019 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, SI.com, "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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Prickly pear fizz, a cocktail with Hendricks gin, prickly pear, agave nectar, non-dairy cream, silken tofu, lemon sour and a splash of kombucha. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "An all-vegetarian Mexican restaurant is coming to Tempe. Here's what to expect at GuacStar," 16 Jan. 2020 When the red carpet has been rolled away and the champagne has lost its fizz, does an Oscar justify its cost? Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter, "How Much Is an Oscar Actually Worth?," 9 Jan. 2020 And while the actors certainly have charm, the farcical plot is so formulaic that the comic fizz often feels forced. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "Review: ‘Cyrano, My Love’ is a love letter to a classic, composed in cliches," 6 Dec. 2019 Chinese shoppers, who account for a third of all sales, have added much of the fizz. The Economist, "The inequality puzzle," 29 Nov. 2019 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. SI.com, "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, SFChronicle.com, "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, orlandosentinel.com, "USF skid reaches eight straight with 14-10 loss to Georgia Tech," 7 Sep. 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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20 Jan 2020

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“Fizz.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fizzy. Accessed 21 January 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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