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fizzle Explained

fizzle at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fizzle at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1532, "to break wind without noise," probably altered from obsolete fist, from M.E. fisten "break wind" (see feisty). Sense of "failure, fiasco" is from 1846, originally U.S. college slang for "failure in an exam." ///

fizzle at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v fizzle out phr v// [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Probably from fist 'to fart' (15-17 centuries)]// to gradually stop happening, especially because people become less interested// --Their romance just fizzled out.//

fizzle at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

156 Moby Thesaurus words for "fizzle":
abort, assibilate, assibilation, bafflement, balk,
be disappointing, betrayed hope, blasted expectation,
blighted hope, blow, blow up, blubber, boil, boil over, boiling,
bomb, bubble, bubble over, bubble up, bubbliness, bubbling, buffet,
burble, burn out, bust, buzz, carbonation, cave in, collapse,
come short, come to grief, come to naught, come to nothing,
comedown, cruel disappointment, dash, dashed hope, defeat, die,
die away, die out, disappointment, discomfiture, disillusionment,
dissatisfaction, dull thud, ebullience, ebulliency, ebullition,
effervesce, effervescence, effervescency, effervescing, expire,
explode, fail, fail miserably, failure, fall short, fall through,
fallen countenance, ferment, fermentation, fiasco, fizz, fizz out,
fizzle out, fizzling, flame out, flat failure, flop, floperoo,
foaming, foiling, forlorn hope, frication, frictional rustling,
frost, frothiness, frothing, frustration, get nowhere, go out,
go phut, go wrong, guggle, gurgle, hang up, hiss, hissing,
hope deferred, hush, hushing, lemon, letdown, lisp, mirage,
miscarry, misfire, not hack it, not make it, peter out, plop,
poop out, rhonchus, seethe, setback, shush, shushing, sibilance,
sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, simmer, siss, sissing,
sizz, sizzle, sizzling, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore,
snort, snuff, snuffle, sore disappointment, sparkle, spit,
splutter, spumescence, sputter, squash, squelch, squish,
sternutation, stertor, swish, tantalization, tease, total loss,
turkey, turn sour, washout, wheeze, whish, whisper, whistle,
whistling, white noise, whiz, whoosh, work, zip

fizzle at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Hissing sounds): hiss, buzz, whiz, rustle, fizz, fizzle, wheeze, whistle, sizzle, swish.

fizzle at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[V] when sth, especially sth that is burning, fizzles, it makes a sound like a long 's'
Fireworks fizzled and exploded in the night sky.
fizzle out (informal) to gradually become less successful and end in a disappointing way:
The threatened revolt just fizzled out. * Her parents are hoping that the relationship will fizzle out.

Fizzle at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fizzle \Fiz"zle\, n.
A failure or abortive effort. [Colloq.]

Fizzle \Fiz"zle\ (f[i^]z"z'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fizzled}
(-z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fizzling} (-zl[i^]ng).] [See
1. To make a hissing sound.

It is the easiest thing, sir, to be done, As plain
as fizzling. --B. Jonson.

2. To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking. [Colloq.
or Low]

{To fizzle out}, to burn with a hissing noise and then go
out, like wet gunpowder; hence, to fail completely and
ridiculously; to prove a failure. [Colloq.]

fizzle at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper
ending" [syn: {taper off}, {peter out}, {fizzle out}]

fizzle at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2009|August|10



Attested in English since 1525-35. From earlier Inter: term » fysel||to fart|lang=enm. Related to Inter: term » fīsa||to fart|lang=non. Compare with Inter: term » fisa||to fart (silently)|lang=sv. See also feist.


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /ˈfɪzəl/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-fizzle.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪzəl


    Inter: en-verb » fizzl|ing

  • To sputter or hiss.
    1. : ''The soda fizzled for several minutes after it was poured.
    2. Inter: figurativel » y To decay or die off to nothing; to burn out; to end less successfully than previously hoped.
    3. : The entire project fizzled after the founder retired.

      Derived terms

      * fizzler


      Inter: trans-top » to splutter or hiss

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թեթև ֆշշալ|tr=t’et’ev fššal, Inter: t- » hy|թշշալ|tr=t’ššal
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|шипя|sc=Cyrl
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bruse

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|pihistä
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|шипеть
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fräsa, Inter: t+ » sv|pysa

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to decay or die off to nothing
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|провалям се|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|ebbe ud
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kuivua|alt=kuivua kokoon

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|потерпеть Inter: t+ » ru|фиаско
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|ebba ut, Inter: t- » sv|gå i stöpet

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A spluttering or hissing sound.


    Inter: trans-top » spluttering or hissing sound
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թեթև ֆշշոց|tr=t’et’ev fššoc’
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|шипене|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|brusen|c

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|pihinä
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fräsande, Inter: t+ » sv|pysande

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * fizz
    • fizzy

    Category: Category:English onomatopoeias -
    Translation: et » fizzle
    Translation: io » fizzle
    Translation: it » fizzle
    Translation: pl » fizzle
    Translation: ru » fizzle
    Translation: ta » fizzle
    Translation: vi » fizzle
    Translation: zh » fizzle