• (British, America) IPA: /ˈfɪzəl/

fizzle (fizzles, present participle fizzling; past and past participle fizzled)

  1. To sputter or hiss.
    The soda fizzled for several minutes after it was poured.
    • 1616, Ben Jonson, The Devil Is an Ass
      It is the easest thing, sir, to be done, / As plain as fizzling.
  2. (figuratively) To decay or die off to nothing; to burn out; to end less successfully than previously hoped.
    The entire project fizzled after the founder quit.
  • German: zischen
  • Russian: шипе́ть
Translations Noun

fizzle (plural fizzles)

  1. A spluttering or hissing sound.
  2. Failure of a nuclear bomb to meet its expected yield during testing.
  3. An abortive effort; a flop or dud.
  4. A state of agitation or worry.
  • Russian: шипение
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