There are 2 definitions of frizzle in English:

frizzle1

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɪz(ə)l
 
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verb

[no object]
  • 1Fry or grill with a sizzling noise: Elsie had the fat frizzling in the chip pan
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    sizzle, crackle, fizz, hiss, spit, sputter, crack, snap; fry, cook
    technical decrepitate
    rare crepitate
  • 1.1 [with object] Fry until crisp, shrivelled, or burnt: (as adjective frizzled) add diced frizzled salt pork to taste
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    • 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.

noun

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  • The sound or act of frying: the frizzle of the pan

Origin

mid 18th century: from fry1, probably influenced by sizzle.

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There are 2 definitions of frizzle in English:

frizzle2

Line breaks: friz¦zle
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɪz(ə)l
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Form (hair) into tight curls: the damp weather had frizzled her hair into little corkscrews (as adjective frizzled) she shook out her frizzled hair
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    • 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a middle-aged woman, probably in her late thirties, with thick bookworm glasses, frizzled caramel-colored hair, and an outdated dress.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.
    Synonyms

noun

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  • A tight curl in hair: a dewy scalp where the frizzles stuck awry [in combination]: this gaunt, frizzle-haired freak
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    • You can zap frizzles by applying pomade to wet hair.

Derivatives

frizzly

adjective
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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.’

Origin

mid 16th century: from frizz + -le4.

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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space