fizzle Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
hissing; hushing; sibilation; hiss.
- the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
noun a complete failure
- the play was a dismal flop
verb end weakly
taper off; peter out; fizzle out.
- The music just petered out--there was no proper ending
Fiz"zle intransitive verb
To make a hissing sound.
It is the easest thinng, sir, to be done, As plain as fizzling. B. Jonson.
To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking.Colloq. or Low
A failure or abortive effort.Colloq.