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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.]

siz′zling·ly adv.


in a sizzling manner
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