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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.]
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1. to make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat
2. informal to be very hot
3. informal to be very angry
a hissing sound
[C17: of imitative origin. Compare siss (now dialect) to hiss, West Frisian size, siizje. See also fizz and fizzle]
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v. -zled, -zling,
1. to make a hissing sound, as in frying; crackle.
2. to be very hot.
3. to be very angry.v.t.
4. to fry or burn with or as if with a hissing sound.n.
5. a sizzling sound.
[1595–1605; imitative; see -le]
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Past participle: sizzled
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|Noun||1.||sizzle - a sizzling noise|
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
|Verb||1.||sizzle - make a sound like frying fat|
|2.||sizzle - seethe with deep anger or resentment; "She was sizzling with anger"|
seethe - be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"
|3.||sizzle - burn or sear with a sizzling sound; "The fat sizzled in the pan"|
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verb hiss, spit, crackle, sputter, fry, frizzle The sausages and the burgers sizzled on the barbecue.
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sizzle[ˈsɪzəl] vi → grésiller
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sizzle[ˈsɪzl] vi → sfrigolare
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