Definition of sizzle in English:

sizzle

Line breaks: siz¦zle
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪz(ə)l
 
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verb

[no object]
  • 1(Of food) make a hissing sound when frying or cooking: the bacon began to sizzle in the pan
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    • By the time my dad woke up and walked into the kitchen I had a frying pan with bacon and sausage sizzling on one ring of the range, and another with four eggs frying.
    • We can smell bacon and beans sizzling on an open fire next to a chuck wagon.
    • The grapes sizzled, sputtered, and melted into syrup, basting and braising the sausages in their bubbling juices.
    Synonyms

noun

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  • 1 [in singular] A hissing sound, as of food frying or cooking: the sizzle of hot dogs
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    • Two hours later I heard the sizzle of food being cooked.
    • From over the noise of hammering and the sizzle of molten metal striking water, he heard a faint answering call.
    • The noise in the kitchen was almost deafening, filled with the shouts of cooks, the clatter of pans, the hissing sizzle of some food deep-frying.
  • 2 [mass noun] informal A state or quality of great excitement or passion: it would be a waste not to cast him in roles requiring some sexual sizzle
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    • It's just amazing that a station wagon can pack so much sizzle and excitement in its look and stance.
    • She is known for stories with strong visual narratives, interesting secondary characters, accurate historical detail and love scenes with lots of sizzle.
    • They may not be glamorous or have a lot of sizzle, but they work.

Derivatives

sizzler

noun
More example sentences
  • Continental grills, which are served as sizzlers include ‘barbecued spring chicken’, made of tender chicken, grilled fish, grilled spare-ribs and ‘Green pepper steak’.
  • We also travelled to Mumbai and Pune in search of the perfect sizzlers.
  • For a province that features steak and eggs before 11 a.m. on more than a few menus, you'd expect to smell your fair share of sizzlers around the neighbourhood.

Origin

early 17th century: imitative.

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