What does fizzle mean?

Definitions for fizzle
ˈfɪz əlfiz·zle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hiss, hissing, hushing, fizzle, sibilationnoun

    a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

    "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"

  2. flop, bust, fizzleverb

    a complete failure

    "the play was a dismal flop"

  3. taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzleverb

    end weakly

    "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"


  1. fizzlenoun

    A spluttering or hissing sound.

  2. fizzleverb

    To sputter or hiss.

    The soda fizzled for several minutes after it was poured.

  3. fizzleverb

    To decay or die off to nothing; to burn out; to end less successfully than previously hoped.

    The entire project fizzled after the founder retired.

  4. Etymology: Attested in English since 1525-35. From earlier fysel. Related to fīsa. Compare with fisa. See also feist.


  1. fizzle

    Fizzle generally refers to the act of failing or ending ineffectively or weakly, especially after a promising start. It represents the gradual loss of strength, significance, or effectiveness. In terms of sound, "fizzle" may refer to a soft sizzling or hissing sound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fizzleverb

    to make a hissing sound

  2. Fizzleverb

    to make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking

  3. Fizzlenoun

    a failure or abortive effort

  4. Etymology: [See Fizz.]


  1. Fizzle

    In nuclear weapons, a fizzle occurs when the testing of a nuclear bomb grossly fails to meet its expected yield. The reason for the failure can be linked to improper bomb design, poor construction, or lack of expertise. All countries that have had a nuclear weapons testing program have experienced fizzles. A fizzle can spread radioactive material throughout the surrounding area, involve a partial fission reaction of the fissile material, or both. For practical purposes, a fizzle can still have considerable explosive yield when compared to conventional weapons.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fizzle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fizzle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fizzle in a Sentence

  1. Jay Wilds:

    I think that was Jay Wilds first real girlfriend, and I think that's why Jay Wilds reaction was so strong. I don't think it meant that much to her. I don't think that's wrong, it's high school, you know. She's a high school girl,' Oh, Jay Wilds's cute, Oh, whatever' -- things fizzle out. I think there was another dude or something, or whatever.

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Go anywhere across India, traders are confidently saying and discussing that market crash has started in Oct 2021 so it will continue till Oct 2022 at least to complete 1year full and may be till December 2022. In between some small uptick will come for 2-3 days but will soon fizzle down.

  3. John Johnston:

    It's going to fizzle. Right now, cash is king.

  4. Doug Kass:

    Consumers love it and it will be well greeted in the market - and then probably fizzle out, that a company of such a small size can get a valuation is symptomatic of the silliness ... that develops in a period of zero interest rates.

  5. Blake Jamieson on AskMen:

    Tinder moves fast. Girls get dozens of messages every single day. If you get a conversation started, and things seem to be going well, try to move the conversation off Tinder as soon as possible, if you let a conversation fizzle out, rest assured that your message is going to get buried overnight.

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Translations for fizzle

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  • шипене, шипя, провалям сеBulgarian
  • brusen, ebbe ud, bruseDanish
  • زوزهPersian
  • kuivua, pihistä, pihinäFinnish
  • թշշալ, թեթև ֆշշալ, թեթև ֆշշոցArmenian
  • אִוְשָׁהHebrew
  • фиаско, шипеть, потерпетьRussian
  • pysa, gå i stöpet, pysande, fräsa, fräsande, ebba utSwedish
  • เป็นฟองThai
  • lóng lánhVietnamese

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