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.
- sizzler, noun
- siz·zling·ly, adverb
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How to use sizzle in a sentence
The mechanical pitcher tightened up, pitched three sizzlers in a row.Mystery Wings | Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for sizzle
to make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat
informal to be very hot
informal to be very angry
a hissing sound
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