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intransitive verb sizzled, sizzling
- to make a hissing sound when in contact with heat, as a drop of water on hot metal
- to be extremely hot
- to be in a state of suppressed emotion or passion; esp., to simmer with rage
to make sizzle
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intransitive verb siz·zled
- To make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat.
- To seethe with anger or indignation.
- To be very hot: a summer day that sizzled.
A hissing sound.
Origin: Perhaps frequentative of Middle English sissen, to hiss, of imitative origin.
sizzle - Business Definition
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In advertising, excitement as opposed to substance. For example, an advertising campaign for a new sports car promotes the thrill of driving rather than reliability and comfort.