Fiz"zle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fizzled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fizzling (?).] [See Fizz.]


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]

To fizzle out, to burn with a hissing noise and then go out, like wet gunpowder; hence, to fail completely and ridicuously; to prove a failure. [Colloq.]


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Fiz"zle, n.

A failure or abortive effort.



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