sizz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sizz make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
    • v sizz express or utter with a hiss
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sizz To hiss; sizzle: noting a hiss somewhat resembling a buzz.
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Usage

In literature:

Have a glass of sizz-water, Governor.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
Then we sizzed out of the channel, over the flats on t'other side, and on toward Setuckit.
"The Depot Master" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Some of the fuses issued in those days would burn down in a second or two, while others would "sizz" for a week before exploding.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
Soon a bullet sizzed by me, and I saw the smoke at the same bush; I fired again.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
I heard the din of happy voices in the "big house" and the sizz and songs of boiling kettles in the kitchen.
"Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales" by Robert L. Taylor
Then we sizzed out of the channel, over the flats on t'other side, and on towards Setuckit.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Then he would wipe his mouth on his shirt sleeve and take the coffee off his mustache with a sizzing noise.
"The Nightrider's Feud" by Walter C. McConnell
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In poetry:

And the sea it riz with a terrible sizz
While the Sue on the rocks she scraped;
And of all the crew that her anchor drew
Not more than a thousand escaped.
"Eberly's Fair Young Bride" by Wallace Irwin