sizzle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sizzle burn or sear with a sizzling sound "The fat sizzled in the pan"
    • v sizzle make a sound like frying fat
    • v sizzle seethe with deep anger or resentment "She was sizzling with anger"
    • n sizzle a sizzling noise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sizzle A hissing sound, as of something frying over a fire.
    • v. i Sizzle To make a hissing sound; to fry, or to dry and shrivel up, with a hissing sound.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sizzle To make a hissing or sputtering sound, as a liquid when effervescing or acted on directly by heat; make a sound as of frying.
    • sizzle To dry and shrivel up with hissing by the action of fire.
    • sizzle To be very hot, as if hissing or shriveling.
    • sizzle To dry or burn with or as if with a hissing sound: sometimes followed by up.
    • n sizzle A hissing or sputtering sound.
    • n sizzle Extreme heat, as of a summer day.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Sizzle siz′l to make a sound as if frying
    • n Sizzle a hissing sound; extreme heat
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Sell the sizzle, not the steak.”
  • Camille Paglia
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    “Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle.”
  • Camille Paglia
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    “You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex. You can be overpowered.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Siss

Usage

In literature:

Daoud heard the sizzle.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Stern, incessant toil went on inside and out from dawn till sunset, no matter how the thermometer sizzled.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
He was awakened at last by the sizzling of a goose getting its final basting.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
There was a sizzling of hair, a white smoke, the odor of burned hide, all of which sickened Pan.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
From behind me came a sizzling flash, and the ting of the flying needle as it missed me by a foot.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Then, as a second shot sizzled by, they arrived at the end of the wing.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
He was not given to profanity, but he could say "Judas Priest" in a way that sizzled.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
The white man struck the slow, sizzling match.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The fish continued sizzling in the frying-pan.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The sizzling was faintly audible.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

The air was muggy
And heavy with heat,
The people all sizzled
Like frying meat.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
The Dragon's breath sizzled he'd put out the fire,
Our family are all clever fellows!
Then so as that owd Dragon can't blow up more fire,
With his big spear he punctures his bellows.
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
My joy and sorrow, my love
My grinding repose hovers--all poised,
But again the clarion-call,
I don't know where I am,
I opened my eyes to see
And I saw the man sizzling in the blazing sun.
"I Saw the Man" by Arun Mitra

In news:

Savor The Sizzle Of National Cheeseburger Day.
Wednesday nights are hotter and even more stylish TVLand's "Hot in Cleveland " is back for a fourth season with its cast even more sizzling than before.
Nothing lifts the stress of a steamy commute through sizzling streets and stifling subway stations like the promise of a refreshing cocktail after work.
Wednesday nights are hotter and even more stylish TVLand's "Hot in Cleveland" is back for a fourth season with its cast even more sizzling than before.
Culver 's on 75th and Good Hope: Burgers are sizzling on the grill during the lunch rush and, as always, there's a demand for custard.
Weekend road trip in the sizzling summer.
But Rajon Rondo slipped and his ankles buckled on the last possession, costing him a chance to hit the potential game-winner, a dud ending to his sizzling triple- double .
Heat pan over medium heat that is just hot enough to sizzle a drop of water.
It's only in its second year, but already it might be the most sizzling event in Rockford We're talking about Bacon Fest.
Applebee's expands Sizzling Entrée line.
Applebee's is extending its value-positioned line of Sizzling Entrées with two new beef dishes in the latest installment of the chain's ongoing menu-improvement strategy.
THR has the first look at the cable channel's new sizzle reel featuring its debuting and returning series starting this week.
Monty Szukics ended his Palmerton Area High School track and field career with a sizzling senior season.
Summer Sizzle About to Fizzle .
Usher brought the sexy with his sizzling performance of 'Scream' at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20) in Las Vegas.
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