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FIZZLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fizzle mean? 

FIZZLE (noun)
  The noun FIZZLE has 2 senses:

1. a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
2. a complete failure

  Familiarity information: FIZZLE used as a noun is rare.


FIZZLE (verb)
  The verb FIZZLE has 1 sense:

1. end weakly

  Familiarity information: FIZZLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIZZLE (noun)


Sense 1fizzle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

sibilation; hushing; hissing; hiss; fizzle

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("fizzle" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


Sense 2fizzle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A complete failure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

bust; fizzle; flop

Context example:

the play was a dismal flop

Hypernyms ("fizzle" is a kind of...):

failure (an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fizzle"):

bomb; dud; turkey (an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual)


FIZZLE (verb)


Sense 1fizzle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

End weakly

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

fizzle; fizzle out; peter out; taper off

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "fizzle" is one way to...):

discontinue (come or be at an end)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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