sizzling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sizzling hot enough to burn with or as if with a hissing sound "a sizzling steak","a sizzling spell of weather"
    • adj sizzling characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement "a red-hot speech","sizzling political issues"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sizzling a. & n. from Sizzle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sizzling A hissing or sputtering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sizzling a hissing
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Quotations

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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.”

Usage

In literature:

The country still sizzled with excitement.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
At the same moment, Ruth and Barbara heard a sizzling crackling noise.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
Dottie chattered on above the turmoil of her soul, and her words were as tiny April showers sizzling on a red hot cannon.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
The flaming lights grew silent as the distance became too great for his ear to catch their sizzling.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
When it no longer sizzles it is done.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Sizzling-hot noons with cool milk to drink!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Each one was beautifully brown and was sizzling and sputtering and sending a most tempting odor to hungry folks.
"Mary Jane's City Home" by Clara Ingram Judson
A stream of sizzling lard had spurted into his face.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
It was the sizzling of the water when it touched the hot stone.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Her decks fairly sizzled in the sun, and her sails flopped like huge planks of wood.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
He gloried in it, revelled in his popularity; and the "special brand" was beginning to sizzle in his veins.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Bacon or ham of the best quality is soon sizzling in the lid of a dixie.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
As Carse stood looking down at their bodies he was startled by another sizzling spit.
"The Passing of Ku Sui" by Anthony Gilmore
A loud sizzling in the next room caused Hannah to spring up heavily and return to the kitchen.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Just before they begin to sizzle he yanks 'em out with the tongs and throws 'em to you.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
The words, sizzling from between closed lips, were a compromise.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were chatting in the kitchen, where the turkey sizzled.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
The wire'd sizzle like fryin'.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
There was no sound of breathing, but there was a hissing, sizzling noise.
"The Tunnel Under The World" by Frederik Pohl
It sizzled over my head as he swung and crashed against the windshield.
"The Knights of Arthur" by Frederik Pohl
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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:

Authentic Mexican surely sizzles.
Bacon hot and sizzling' at encore performance.
Widespread fears of a 2013 bacon shortage could be all sizzle and no substance, experts in the pork industry say.
(AP) — Get ready for a Bedlam rivalry with some sizzle.
Bedlam sizzles as Oklahoma State surges into Top 25, Oklahoma clings to Big 12 title hopes.
The Big 12 title could be back in play in the Bedlam rivalry, and that's only a touch of the sizzle as No 14 Oklahoma gets ready to host No 22 Oklahoma State.
Hardee's has introduced a sizzling new addition to its lineup of Made from Scratch Biscuits that will satisfy any bacon lover's morning craving.
Sizzle says it's one more victory battle in the Steelers-Ravens war.
'Blood, Bones & Butter' memoir sizzles.
Nuggets put brakes on Grizzlies' sizzling streak.
I'll be stirring up a batch of Sizzling Hot Blues for you.
'Blood, Bones & Butter ' memoir sizzles.
Pho sizzles up flavorful Vietnamese comfort food.
Kaepernick sizzles as Bears flop .
Marketing for healthcare needs as much steak as sizzle.
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