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sizzle

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a sound similar to the speech sound \s\ stretched out
  • there was a brief sizzle as the moth flew into the flame

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sizzle

verb

Synonyms of sizzle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make a sound like that of stretching out the speech sound \s\
  • from my bed I could hear the bacon sizzling in the frying pan

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2 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
  • she was really sizzling about being passed over for the promotion, and nearly quit

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The first known use of sizzle was in 1603

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“Sizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sizzle. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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