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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.
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.]
1. extremely hot
2. very passionate or erotic: a sizzling sex scene.
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|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"