Definition of fizz in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɪz/


[no object]
1(Of a liquid) produce bubbles of gas and make a hissing sound: his lemonade was still fizzing at the top of the glass
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  • 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.
1.1Make a buzzing or crackling sound: carbide lamps fizzed in the darkness
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  • 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
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  • 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.


[mass noun]
1The quality of being fizzy; effervescence: the champagne had lost its fizz
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  • 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.
1.1 informal An effervescent drink, especially sparkling wine: a glass of your favourite fizz
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  • 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.
sparkling wine, champagne
informal bubbly, champers, sparkler
1.2Exuberance or liveliness: she saw I had lost some of my fizz
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  • 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.


Mid 17th century: imitative.

Words that rhyme with fizz

biz, Cadíz, Cadiz, frizz, gee-whiz, his, is, Liz, Ms, phiz, quiz, squiz, swizz, tizz, viz, whizz, wiz, zizz

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