adjective, fizz·i·er, fizz·i·est.
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What does fizzy mean?
Fizz can also refer to the kind of hissing sound that such bubbliness makes. Fizzy can be used to describe this sound or the thing making it.
A fizzy drink that has lost its fizziness is often described as flat.
Example: Someone must have shaken up this soda bottle—look how fizzy it is inside!
Where does fizzy come from?
The first records of the word fizzy come from the 1850s. It’s an adjective form of the word fizz, which is first recorded in the 1600s. Fizz is a shortening of the word fizzle, which comes from the Old Norse fīsa, meaning “to break wind.” It’s an example of onomatopoeia, which involves the formation of words in imitation of the sounds made by the things they refer to. Some synonyms of fizz are also examples of onomatopoeia, such as hiss and buzz.
Things can be fizzy for different reasons. It’s commonly due to carbonation, which involves the addition of carbon dioxide or carbonic acid to produce those lovely little bubbles that pop and fizz. Fizzy drinks aren’t the only things that cause fizzy sounds—dripping water into a fire or a hot pan will result in fizzy noises as the water turns into steam.
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What are some other forms related to fizzy?
- fizzier (comparative adjective)
- fizziest (superlative adjective)
- fizziness (noun)
- fizz (noun)
What are some synonyms for fizzy?
What are some words that share a root or word element with fizzy?
What are some words that often get used in discussing fizzy?
How is fizzy used in real life?
Fizzy is an informal word. It’s especially associated with carbonated drinks.
Am I the only person that does the kombucha shake to see if it'll be a "good one" (extra fizzy) before they buy? pic.twitter.com/fVJHxuqJ4d
— BRI LUNA (@YungKundalini) April 3, 2014
I love seltzer MUCH more than soda. I make my own with a SodaStream and make it SUPER fizzy.
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) October 7, 2016
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of fizzy?
Example sentences from the Web for fizzy
For so many years, it seemed like the imagination stopped after fizzy lemonade or a Shirley Temple, but, somewhere around 2016, it became impossible not to notice that the drinks world was moving beyond that.Keep dry January going all year with these cutting-edge non-alcoholic cocktails|By Dan Q. Dao/Saveur|February 2, 2021|Popular Science
Nitro cold brew makerNitro cold brew is infused with nitrogen gas for a creamy, smooth, somewhat fizzy feel that can be likened to beer.Gifts to turn any coffee-lover’s kitchen into a cafe|John Kennedy|December 17, 2020|Popular Science
Between them, Indians now drank 2,880 million bottles of fizzy drinks and flew 10 million miles each year.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister|Kapil Komireddi|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And they start to overthrow their traditional drinks for fizzy sugared and flavored water packed into bottles and cans.Are Americans Done With Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr Pepper?|William O’Connor|July 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This number only gives you a small taste of the fizzy fun of this short-lived, buzzy production.
Later, Maf snuggles inside Marilyn's coat while she gets "fizzy" with Shelley Winters.
Once you leave the Champagne region of France, there are lots of fizzy wines to be had, and some bargains to be found.
Captain Nansen led Everett to his cot and gave him fizzy salts, but it was not until sundown that the trembling and nausea ceased.Once Upon A Time|Richard Harding Davis
We began to complain, and to long for the cool corridors and fizzy drinks and protecting screens of the hotel.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
His son Fizzy Fry left his place as clerk in the hotel and went to work in the corn-cutting machine factory.Poor White|Sherwood Anderson
Much more than other people, because they drink lemonade and fizzy things, and the more you drink of those the more good you get.'The Phoenix and the Carpet|E. Nesbit
The Eau dvian is about the only table water universally sold in Europe that isnt fizzy, and is accordingly popular—and expensive.Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy|Francis Miltoun