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sizzle

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verb siz·zle \ˈsi-zəl\

Definition of sizzle

sizzled

sizzling

play \ˈsi-zə-liŋ, ˈsiz-liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to burn up or sear with or as if with a hissing sound

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to make a hissing sound in or as if in burning or frying

  5. 2 :  to seethe with deep anger or resentment

Examples of sizzle in a sentence

  1. bacon sizzling in the pan

  2. Their romance sizzled throughout the whole summer.

  3. The book sizzles with excitement.

Origin and Etymology of sizzle

perhaps frequentative of siss to hiss


First Known Use: 1603


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sizzle

noun siz·zle

Definition of sizzle

  1. 1 :  a hissing sound (as of something frying over a fire)

  2. 2 :  pizzazz, excitement

Examples of sizzle in a sentence

  1. <there was a brief sizzle as the moth flew into the flame>

Circa 1823

First Known Use of sizzle

circa 1823


SIZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

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sizzle

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verb siz·zle \ˈsi-zəl\

Definition of sizzle for English Language Learners

  • : to make a hissing sound like the sound water makes when it hits hot metal

  • : to be very exciting, romantic, etc.


SIZZLE Defined for Kids

sizzle

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verb siz·zle \ˈsi-zəl\

Definition of sizzle for Students

sizzled

sizzling

  1. :  to make a hissing or sputtering noise in or as if in frying or burning



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