- 1Fry or grill with a sizzling noise: Elsie had the fat frizzling in the chip panMore example sentences
- The potatoes had scarcely started to boil and the sausages were already frizzling and going black.
- For the vegetarian, there are thatches of frizzled okra, and tender baby eggplants floating in a curry-leaf peanut sauce.
- While the bacon was frizzling nicely, there was the sound of horses’ hoofs behind us.
- 1.1 [with object] Fry until crisp, shrivelled, or burnt: (as adjective frizzled) add diced frizzled salt pork to tasteMore example sentences
- Second, what do you really want: a plate of crisp, frizzled, streaky rashers or something meatier?
- In the crowded roasted-meats category, the loin chops of lamb seemed best, despite stiff competition from the sweetbreads and a simple country chicken with frizzled sprigs of thyme under the crackly skin.
- Our little table devoured a bowl of crispy fried clams (with frizzled bits of parsley and lemon, and a cup of coriander-flavored aïoli for dipping) so quickly we had to order another.
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- Form (hair) into tight curls: the damp weather had frizzled her hair into little corkscrews (as adjective frizzled) she shook out her frizzled hairMore example sentences
- There stood a middle-aged woman, probably in her late thirties, with thick bookworm glasses, frizzled caramel-colored hair, and an outdated dress.
- She had black frizzled hair and a rather large build.
- She hadn't thought of Morina as beautiful, with her slightly frizzled, rust-colored hair, large eyes, long nose and high cheekbones.
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- A tight curl in hair: a dewy scalp where the frizzles stuck awry [in combination]: this gaunt, frizzle-haired freakMore example sentences
- You can zap frizzles by applying pomade to wet hair.
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- The face is adorned with a beard of the same frizzly nature as the hair of the head.
- It has guys wearing makeup, tights, long frizzly hair, and screaming.
- Harvard University anthropologist Roland Burrage Dixon, discussing them in 1923, noted they were ‘marked by distinctly short stature, dark skin, curly or even frizzly hair, broad noses and thick lips.’