Sizzle meaning

sĭzəl
A hissing sound.
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To make sizzle.
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To be very hot.

A summer day that sizzled.

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To be very popular, exciting, or interesting.

A movie that sizzled at the box office.

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To make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat.
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To seethe with anger or indignation.
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The appeal of or the excitement generated by a product or service.

An advertising campaign that captured the sizzle of the new technology.

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To make a hissing sound when in contact with heat, as a drop of water on hot metal.
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To be extremely hot.
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To be in a state of suppressed emotion or passion; esp., to simmer with rage.
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A sizzling sound.
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To make the sound of water hitting a hot surface.
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The song sizzled with energy.

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(countable) The sound of water hitting a hot surface.

We heard the sizzle of the onions hitting the pan.

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(uncountable) Zing, zip, or pizazz; excitement.

Her performance had a lot of sizzle.

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Origin of sizzle

  • Perhaps frequentative of Middle English sissen to hiss of imitative origin

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