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Meaning of FIZZLE

Pronunciation:  'fizul

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"

FIZZLE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fizzle out, peter out, taper off
 See Also: discontinue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fiz"zle\ (f[i^]z"z'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fizzled}
    (-z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fizzling} (-zl[i^]ng).] [See
    1. To make a hissing sound.
             It is the easiest thing, sir, to be done, As plain
             as fizzling.                          --B. Jonson.
    2. To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking. [Colloq.
       or Low]
    {To fizzle out}, to burn with a hissing noise and then go
       out, like wet gunpowder; hence, to fail completely and
       ridiculously; to prove a failure. [Colloq.]
  2. \Fiz"zle\, n.
    A failure or abortive effort. [Colloq.]
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