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Definition of "sizzle" [siz•zle]

  • To make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat. (verb-intransitive)
  • To seethe with anger or indignation. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be very hot: a summer day that sizzled. (verb-intransitive)
  • A hissing sound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sizzle" in a sentence
  • "*Thud… sizzle sizzle* …aifink yew has da freakwencees awf jes a itteh bitteh bit…. jes a guess doh…"
  • "Sci-fi tends to glamorize laser weapons (pew pew, you're dead), when in reality the experts say getting "shot" with will probably feel more like napalm (* sizzle sizzle*, protracted death)."
  • "Clearly, the one with the most pregame sizzle is option C.,"