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.


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mid 17th century: imitative.

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