- to make a hissing sound, as in frying or burning.
- Informal. to be very hot: It's sizzling out.
- Informal. to be very angry; harbor deep resentment: I'm still sizzling over that insult.
- to fry or burn with or as if with a hissing sound: to sizzle steaks on the grill; The sun sizzles the pavement.
- a sizzling sound.
Origin of sizzle
Synonyms for sizzle
Examples from the Web for sizzler
Contemporary Examples of sizzler
The interview was so toothless, it felt more like eavesdropping on two patrons having lunch at the Sizzler.Rosie O’Donnell’s Disastrous Oprah Winfrey Network Experience
March 18, 2012
Historical Examples of sizzler
- something that sizzles
- informal a very hot day
- to make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat
- informal to be very hot
- informal to be very angry
- a hissing sound
Word Origin for sizzle
c.1600, "to burn with a hissing sound," perhaps a frequentative form of Middle English sissen "hiss, buzz" (c.1300), of imitative origin. The figurative sense is attested from 1859. Related: Sizzled; sizzling. The noun is first recorded 1823.