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  • enPR: fĭz, IPA(key): /fɪz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪz


fizz (countable and uncountable, plural fizzes)

  1. An emission of a rapid stream of bubbles.
    I poured a cola and waited for the fizz to settle down before topping off the glass.
  2. The sound of such an emission.
    Evan sat back in the hot tub and listened to the relaxing fizz and pops produced by the eruption of bubbles.
  3. A carbonated beverage, especially champagne.
    Nathan ordered an orange fizz from the soda jerk at the counter.
    • 2020, Alan Jones, Surrogate:
      When he had returned with what remained unslopped of two glasses of fizz, she was still there, waiting for him.


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fizz (third-person singular simple present fizzes, present participle fizzing, simple past and past participle fizzed)

  1. (intransitive) To emit bubbles.
  2. (intransitive) To make a rapid hissing or bubbling sound.
    the fizzing fuse of a bomb
  3. (intransitive) To shoot or project something at great velocity.
    • 1911, James George Frazer, The Golden Bough, volume 10, page 119:
      Each lad tried to send his [burning] disc fizzing and flaring through the darkness as far as possible.
    • 2011 January 15, Saj Chowdhury, “Man City 4 - 3 Wolves”, in BBC[1]:
      And just before the interval, Kolarov, who was having one of his better games in a City shirt, fizzed in a cracker from 30 yards which the Wolves stopper unconvincingly pushed behind for a corner.


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