Definition of fizz in English:

fizz

Syllabification: fizz

verb

[no object]
1(Of a liquid) produce bubbles of gas and make a hissing sound: the mixture fizzed like mad
More example sentences
  • When iceberg ice melts quickly, the bubbles released from it make a sound like soda water fizzing.
  • Nathaniel handed Davis a small vile of clear liquid, bubbles fizzing and popping at the top.
  • Lancaster suddenly realized his soda can was crushed in his hand, and bubbling liquid was fizzing down his wrist onto the leather chair.
Synonyms
effervesce, sparkle, bubble, froth
literary spume
1.1Make a buzzing or crackling sound: lightning starts to crackle and fizz
More example sentences
  • The bulb, the standard on its side, fizzed and cracked.
  • I quickly sat before the fiery red of my flush could be exposed to the entire cafeteria, who only just then were beginning to talk again, the buzz of gossip fizzing on my ears.
  • The 2-1 defeat was thanks in no small part to the backing of a home crowd that fizzed and crackled into the night sky.
1.2 [with adverbial] Move with or display excitement, exuberance, or liveliness: anticipation began to fizz through his veins
More example sentences
  • I look forward to the candidate meeting I will attend next week - it's sure to be fizzing with excitement!
  • Stewart is positively fizzing with excitement.
  • Jane and Denise are visibly fizzing over with excitement about their new career.

noun

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1Effervescence: the champagne had lost its fizz
More example sentences
  • One expert calls some champagne that spent almost 50 years underwater in the English Channel absolutely fine, though lacking in fizz.
  • But now we are starting to think the 6-pack might just be owned by multi-nationals and be unhealthy, fermenting yellow fizz.
  • It's quite fruity with green apple, lemon and a delicate, fine fizz.
Synonyms
effervescence, sparkle, fizziness, bubbles, bubbliness, gassiness, carbonation, froth
1.1 informal An effervescent drink, especially sparkling wine: a bottle of grapefruit fizz
More example sentences
  • English fizz is a home-produced wine that you can drink without wincing or blushing.
  • The sister is planning a visit at the weekend bringing no less than six bottles of wine and fizz for my professional scrutiny.
  • Tough life, you're probably thinking: he gets to drink fizz all day at someone else's expense.
1.2Exuberance; liveliness: she saw I had lost some of my fizz
More example sentences
  • Alas, they have more sax than sex appeal and typify the surprising lack of fizz in their staccato union of song, dance and clipped dialogue.
  • All either manager cared about was the lack of fizz in a first half which dragged by.
  • But he has also restored some of fizz to Budget Day.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 17th century: imitative.

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