- 1End or fail in a weak or disappointing way: their threatened revolt fizzled out at yesterday’s meetingMore example sentences
- People associated with the tourist trade say that the tourist boom has fizzled out and occupancy rate has fallen to eight to ten per cent.
- During the final half-hour, it fizzled out as a contest, neither side able to break the deadlock.
- But these movements all fizzled out, for two reasons.
- 1.1Make a feeble hissing or spluttering sound: the strobe lights fizzled and flickeredMore example sentences
- The lights fizzled, and then a loud snap reached everyone's ears and the light just above Darren's head jerked and fell downward in a wild dance.
- Just that quick the light fizzled and she was back in the hall.
- She lost her race with the lights though, as the last one, far down the path from where she was, flickered twice and fizzled.
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- 1.1A feeble hissing or spluttering sound: the electric fizzle of the wavesMore example sentences
- For a second there was only the electric fizzle, the sounds of hospital life going on in the background.
- A fizzle sounded, and everybody turned their heads.
- There was a fizzle, and then a pop, and finally a clattering ring.