sizzling


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siz·zle

 (sĭz′əl)
intr.v. siz·zled, siz·zling, siz·zles
1. To make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat.
2. To seethe with anger or indignation.
3. To be very hot: a summer day that sizzled.
4. To be very popular, exciting, or interesting: a movie that sizzled at the box office.
n.
1. A hissing sound.
2. The appeal of or the excitement generated by a product or service: an advertising campaign that captured the sizzle of the new technology.

[Perhaps frequentative of Middle English sissen, to hiss, of imitative origin.]

siz′zling·ly adv.

sizzling

(ˈsɪzlɪŋ)
adj
1. extremely hot
2. very passionate or erotic: a sizzling sex scene.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sizzling - hot enough to burn with or as if with a hissing sound; "a sizzling steak"; "a sizzling spell of weather"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
2.sizzling - characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement; "a red-hot speech"; "sizzling political issues"
hot - extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"

sizzling

adjective
Translations

sizzling

[ˈsɪzlɪŋ]
A. ADJ [heat] → sofocante; [shot etc] → fulminante

sizzling

adj fat, baconbrutzelnd; (inf) temperaturessiedend; weatherbrütend heiß; performanceerregend
adv sizzling hotkochend heiß; it was a sizzling hot day (inf)es war knallheiß (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Air was either entering or escaping at the rim with a thin, sizzling sound.
We sweated our way through long sizzling weeks at a task that was never done; and many a night, while the students snored in bed, my partner and I toiled on under the electric light at steam mangle or ironing board.
The nearest approach to one that I had seen was breakfast bacon sizzling in its fat.
He started for'ard, the fuse sizzling and spluttering at his rear, the natives in his path taking headers over the barbed wire at every jump.
When the boys came in from milking and feeding, the long table was laid, and two brown geese, stuffed with apples, were put down sizzling before Antonia.
He wondered if ever he could get used to working in a place like this, where the air shook with deafening thunder, and whistles shrieked warnings on all sides of him at once; where miniature steam engines came rushing upon him, and sizzling, quivering, white-hot masses of metal sped past him, and explosions of fire and flaming sparks dazzled him and scorched his face.
Wade, a tall, spare woman, moved about a camp-fire, preparing supper in a sizzling skillet, huge iron kettle and blackened coffee-pot.
Mary always breakfasted with him and when they found themselves at the table--particularly if there were delicate slices of sizzling ham sending forth tempting odors from under a hot silver cover--they would look into each other's eyes in desperation.
The brave little creature hurried away, and presently we heard the sizzling of a kettle.
On every side, wherever the live coals had fallen, the snow was sizzling, and every little while a retiring wolf, with wild leap and snort and snarl, announced that one such live coal had been stepped upon.
2 JAMES McAVOY LAST YEAR (1) As Steve in the brilliant Shameless, the 26-year-old charmed millions of TV fans and proved what a talented actor he is HE'S SIZZLING BECAUSE even playing a half-human half-goat in Narnia he's superb and one of the stars of the film.
THE consistent Sizzling might be capable of making her stakes race breakthrough in the listed Staffordstown Stud Stakes in Navan tomorrow.