verb (used without object), siz·zled, siz·zling.
verb (used with object), siz·zled, siz·zling.
Origin of sizzle
Examples from the Web for sizzling
The air around the grill clouds with the steam of sizzling onions.
The sizzling apple pie at Jones on Santa Monica Boulevard was a must.
This is the impression Michael Gibney gives in his sizzling and informative debut.
Zachary wound up, eyed the runner, then uncorked a sizzling fastball.
And with LinkedIn able to sell itself as a hot social media company, its story is sizzling right now.
Dick, without a word, passed him a plate of hot ham and a tin cup of sizzling coffee.The Tree of Appomattox|Joseph A. Altsheler
In the frying pan four sunnyside eggs were sizzling; half a dozen strips of bacon drained on a paper towel on the sideboard.The Coffin Cure|Alan Edward Nourse
The morning after the fourth of May the city was sizzling with excitement.The Memoirs of an American Citizen|Robert Herrick
The other pot was sizzling and smoking, giving forth a delicious savory odor that affected Carley most agreeably.The Call of the Canyon|Zane Grey
The sizzling, delicious combination of beefsteak and other things, he pronounced the most appetizing dish he had tasted in years.The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine|Katherine Stokes
British Dictionary definitions for sizzling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sizzling (2 of 2)
Word Origin for sizzle
Word Origin and History for sizzling
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.