Fizzle definition

fĭzəl
(informal) To fail or end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning.
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To make a hissing or sputtering sound.
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A failure.
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To sputter or hiss.

The soda fizzled for several minutes after it was poured.

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(figuratively) To decay or die off to nothing; to burn out; to end less successfully than previously hoped.

The entire project fizzled after the founder retired.

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A spluttering or hissing sound.
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Failure of a nuclear bomb to meet its expected yield during testing.
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To make a hissing or sputtering sound.
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(informal) To fail, esp. after a successful beginning.
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(informal) An attempt that ends in failure.
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Origin of fizzle

  • Early Modern English to break wind without making noise probably from Middle English fise a breaking wind of Scandinavian origin Old Norse fīsa to break wind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Attested in English since 1525-35. From earlier fysel (“to fart”). Related to fīsa (“to fart”). Compare with fisa (“to fart (silently)”). See also feist.

    From Wiktionary