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Definition of the noun fizzle

What does fizzle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fizzles

  1. a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
  2. a complete failure
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of fizzle: bust / flop
    • more generic word: failure = an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
    • more specific words: turkey / bomb / dud = an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual

Alternative definition of the noun fizzle


  1. A spluttering or hissing sound.

Definition of the verb fizzle

What does fizzle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fizzled | fizzling | fizzles

  1. end weakly

Alternative definition of the verb fizzle


  1. To sputter or hiss.
  2. [figuratively] To decay or die off to nothing; to burn out; to end less successfully than previously hoped.


Fizzle is a record label.


Fizzle: In nuclear weapons, a fizzle occurs when the testing of a nuclear bomb grossly fails to meet its expected yield.

Phrases with Fizzle

  1. fizzle out
  2. to fizzle out

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fizzle

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Google previewHow To Make Money Blogging (2015)

25+ proven revenue streams real case studies and tools by Javier Cristobal

Real case examples Fizzle is an online community of entrepreneurs that uses membership as monetization technique. It has a price of $35 a month, you can do the math! |||||||||||||#| || andthecommunity Offentrepreneurs who won'tletyniquit ...

Google previewThe Antic Creedoolies (2002)

by Jay Bynum

“No,” said Stealtha Weesel, RN, “fizzle means fart, so that has to be the boy.” Nurse Althe Boyzdo said if Birdie Jo'd had triplets the third one would have been Faucet.” “Only if it was a boy,” Peggy said. Women when they get feisty aren't a ...

Google previewThe Midas Touch (2000)

by Tom Logsdon

The difference between an atomic bomb and a pathetic little fizzle is a matter of scale, too. Below the critical mass, too many neutrons escape to keep the chain reactions firing. But if you manage to put together a ball of uranium or plutonium ...

Google previewHomemade Biography (2007)

How to Collect, Record, and Tell the Life Story of Someone You Love by Tom Zoellner

One reason why many attempted biographies fizzle is the sheer lack of time to have a complete series of conversations.

Google previewThe Age of American Unreason (2008)

by Susan Jacoby

A much more likely explanation for the e-book fizzle is that reading for pleasure — as distinct from necessary, often work-related reading for information — is in certain respects antithetical to the whole experience of reading on computers and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1917)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach

Fizzle. Fizzle out like a damp squib. — Anon. Fizzled like freshly opened soda water. — Kipling. Fizzling like an impatient soda fountain.

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

fizzle . A ludicrous failure: orig. U.S., anglicized ca 1880: coll; by 1900, S.E. fizzle ...



The trick of the administration to palm off the Washington Union upon the Senate as the National Democrat organ, was a fizzle and a shocking failure. — N. Y. Herald.

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, 2nd ed. enlarged (1859)

by John Russell Bartlett

The trick of the administration to palm off the Washington Union upon the Senate as the National Democrat organ, was a fizzle and a shocking failure. — N. Y. Herald. To Fizzle. 1. To fail in reciting ; to recite badly. A correspondent from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

A wretched failure, an abject " fizzle." Jokes may be divided into the first-rate good, the first-rate bad, and squawks. A squawk awakens in you a sense of horror, or of shnme for the man making it, and causes you to be thankful that you are not ...

Google previewA new English dictionary. A new classical English dictionary or, A complete collection of the most proper and significant words, and terms of art, commonly used in the language. With a continued short and clear exposition ... The seventh edition, carefully revised ... By J. K. i.e. John Kersey (1757)

by John Kersey

A Fizzle, a filentFart. To Fizzle or Foist, to breako Wind backwards with little Noise. Flabby, (a) foft and moist Fláccid, (a) droopin withering, (a) Ping, Flag, (s) or Sedge, a Sort of Rush.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Faculty—sense Faculty of tasting—gustation Fad—craze Fade—whither Faded star—has been Faecal mound/heap—dunghill Faff about—dither Fag—cigarette, ciggie Fail—malfunction, fizzle out Fail an exam (US)—flunk Fail badly—bomb ...

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A day with gray clouds
Dampens enthusiasm
Thoughts of fun fizzle (Theresa Ann Moore)
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Scrabble value of F4I1Z10Z10L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 27 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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