Definition of sizzle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sizzle

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 1to make the sound of food frying in hot oil sizzling sausages
  2. 2to be very exciting, especially in a sexual way The screen sizzles whenever she appears on it.
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: imitative.

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