Fizzle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɪzl|  American pronunciation of the word fizzle
Brit.  |ˈfɪz(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word fizzle


- a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval) (syn: hiss, hissing, sibilation)
- a complete failure (syn: bust, flop)


- end weakly (syn: fizzle out)


...oozing gobs of grease, a pair of fatty burgers fizzled on the grill...

...the home team's unexpected fizzle in that last game cost them the championship...

...the play was a fizzle, opening and closing the same night...

The chicken and ham had a cheerful and joyous fizzle in the pan.

The affair will be a simple fizzle.

Phrasal verbs

fizzle out  — end weakly

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fizzle
he/she/it: fizzles
present participle: fizzling
past tense: fizzled
past participle: fizzled
singular: fizzle
plural: fizzles
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