- 1to make the sound of food frying in hot oil sizzling sausages
- 2to be very exciting, especially in a sexual way The screen sizzles whenever she appears on it. Word Origin early 17th cent.: imitative.
BrE BrE//ˈsɪzl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪzl//[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sizzle
BrE BrE//ˈsɪzl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪzl//he / she / it sizzles
BrE BrE//ˈsɪzlz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪzlz//past simple sizzled
BrE BrE//ˈsɪzld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪzld//past participle sizzled
BrE BrE//ˈsɪzld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪzld//-ing form sizzling
BrE BrE//ˈsɪzlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪzlɪŋ//