[ fiz ]
/ fɪz /
verb (used without object)
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.
, fizzle out
Origin of fizz
First recorded in 1655–65;
back formation from fizzle
Related formsfizz·er, noun
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for fizzing
I could not see the package anywhere, but something was fizzing up the chimney, and Pettigrew had the tongs in his hand.
Brady declared that he heard it fizzing away as it went down his throat, from the heat of his inside.
Miss Todd felt that the school was fizzing over, and must find some outlet for its excitement.
One heard the flame softly sputtering and fizzing in the lamp, which displayed a great yellow silk shade in the form of a tent.
British Dictionary definitions for fizzing
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
Derived Formsfizzy, adjectivefizziness, noun
Word Origin for fizz
C17: of imitative origin
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