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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.

sizzle

(ˈsɪzəl)
vb (intr)
1. to make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat
2. informal to be very hot
3. informal to be very angry
n
a hissing sound
[C17: of imitative origin. Compare siss (now dialect) to hiss, West Frisian size, siizje. See also fizz and fizzle]

siz•zle

(ˈsɪz əl)

v. -zled, -zling,
n. v.i.
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]
siz′zler, n.
siz′zling•ly, adv.

sizzle


Past participle: sizzled
Gerund: sizzling

Imperative
sizzle
sizzle
Present
I sizzle
you sizzle
he/she/it sizzles
we sizzle
you sizzle
they sizzle
Preterite
I sizzled
you sizzled
he/she/it sizzled
we sizzled
you sizzled
they sizzled
Present Continuous
I am sizzling
you are sizzling
he/she/it is sizzling
we are sizzling
you are sizzling
they are sizzling
Present Perfect
I have sizzled
you have sizzled
he/she/it has sizzled
we have sizzled
you have sizzled
they have sizzled
Past Continuous
I was sizzling
you were sizzling
he/she/it was sizzling
we were sizzling
you were sizzling
they were sizzling
Past Perfect
I had sizzled
you had sizzled
he/she/it had sizzled
we had sizzled
you had sizzled
they had sizzled
Future
I will sizzle
you will sizzle
he/she/it will sizzle
we will sizzle
you will sizzle
they will sizzle
Future Perfect
I will have sizzled
you will have sizzled
he/she/it will have sizzled
we will have sizzled
you will have sizzled
they will have sizzled
Future Continuous
I will be sizzling
you will be sizzling
he/she/it will be sizzling
we will be sizzling
you will be sizzling
they will be sizzling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sizzling
you have been sizzling
he/she/it has been sizzling
we have been sizzling
you have been sizzling
they have been sizzling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sizzling
you will have been sizzling
he/she/it will have been sizzling
we will have been sizzling
you will have been sizzling
they will have been sizzling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sizzling
you had been sizzling
he/she/it had been sizzling
we had been sizzling
you had been sizzling
they had been sizzling
Conditional
I would sizzle
you would sizzle
he/she/it would sizzle
we would sizzle
you would sizzle
they would sizzle
Past Conditional
I would have sizzled
you would have sizzled
he/she/it would have sizzled
we would have sizzled
you would have sizzled
they would have sizzled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
Verb1.sizzle - make a sound like frying fat
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
2.sizzle - seethe with deep anger or resentment; "She was sizzling with anger"
seethe, boil - 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"
scorch, sear - make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"

sizzle

verb hiss, spit, crackle, sputter, fry, frizzle The sausages and the burgers sizzled on the barbecue.

sizzle

verb
To make a sharp sibilant sound:
Translations

sizzle

[ˈsɪzl] VIchisporrotear; (in frying) → crepitar (al freírse)

sizzle

[ˈsɪzəl] vigrésiller

sizzle

vibrutzeln
nBrutzeln nt, → Brutzelei f

sizzle

[ˈsɪzl] visfrigolare
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