- to make a hissing or sputtering sound; effervesce.
- a fizzing sound; effervescence.
- soda water or other effervescent water.
- an iced mixed drink made of liquor, lemon juice, sugar, and soda: gin fizz.
- British Informal. champagne.
Origin of fizz
First recorded in 1655–65; back formation from fizzle
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Related Wordsfroth, whisper, sibilate, effervesce, sparkle, seethe, simmer, buzz, sputter, fizzle, hiss, whoosh
Examples from the Web for fizzing
There is no bubbling, nor fizzing, nor any other noise or motion.
I was listening to it fizzing when I heard footsteps out in our yard.Nobody's Boy
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.Tales of lonely trails
- to make a hissing or bubbling sound
- (of a drink) to produce bubbles of carbon dioxide, either through fermentation or aeration
- a hissing or bubbling sound
- the bubbly quality of a drink; effervescence
- any effervescent drink
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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