Share this entry

Share this page

sizzling

Syllabification: siz·zling
Pronunciation: /ˈsizliNG
 
/

Definition of sizzling in English:

adjective

informal
1Very hot: the sizzling summer temperatures
More example sentences
  • At many high-class networking events, you may find yourself surrounded by heaps of sandwiches, salad or sizzling snacks.
  • She is slicing tomatoes, eggplants, putting them in sizzling oil.
  • The burned black appearance of the ruins made them seem to be still sizzling.
1.1Very exciting or passionate, especially sexually: that was the start of a sizzling affair
More example sentences
  • In the summer of 2000 he wowed 'em at the Hollywood Bowl closing his set with a sizzling duet with Bonnie Raitt.
  • At a minimum, the Bush administration had better step up its promotion of the economy's current sizzling performance.
  • Harwich Hospital Fete had all the symptoms of being a sizzling success.

Definition of sizzling in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rəˈzilyənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…