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verb (used without object)
  1. to make a hissing or sputtering sound; effervesce.
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  1. a fizzing sound; effervescence.
  2. soda water or other effervescent water.
  3. an iced mixed drink made of liquor, lemon juice, sugar, and soda: gin fizz.
  4. British Informal. champagne.
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Origin of fizz

First recorded in 1655–65; back formation from fizzle
Related formsfizz·er, noun
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Related Words

froth, whisper, sibilate, effervesce, sparkle, seethe, simmer, buzz, sputter, fizzle, hiss, whoosh

Examples from the Web for fizzing

Historical Examples

  • There is no bubbling, nor fizzing, nor any other noise or motion.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867


  • I was listening to it fizzing when I heard footsteps out in our yard.

    Nobody's Boy

    Hector Malot

  • Fizzing, first-rate, very good, excellent; synonymous with stunning.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • These fizzing squibs of thought cannot be smothered in a blanket.

    Hints to Pilgrims

    Charles Stephen Brooks

  • Tom frothed at the mouth and seemed like a fizzing torpedo about to explode.

British Dictionary definitions for fizzing


verb (intr)
  1. to make a hissing or bubbling sound
  2. (of a drink) to produce bubbles of carbon dioxide, either through fermentation or aeration
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  1. a hissing or bubbling sound
  2. the bubbly quality of a drink; effervescence
  3. any effervescent drink
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Derived Formsfizzy, adjectivefizziness, noun

Word Origin

C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for fizzing



1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.

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