fizzing

fizz

[fiz]
verb (used without object)
1.
to make a hissing or sputtering sound; effervesce.
noun
2.
a fizzing sound; effervescence.
3.
soda water or other effervescent water.
4.
an iced mixed drink made of liquor, lemon juice, sugar, and soda: gin fizz.
5.
British Informal. champagne.

Origin:
1655–65; back formation from fizzle

fizzer, noun
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fizz (fɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make a hissing or bubbling sound
2.  (of a drink) to produce bubbles of carbon dioxide, either through fermentation or aeration
 
n
3.  a hissing or bubbling sound
4.  the bubbly quality of a drink; effervescence
5.  any effervescent drink
 
[C17: of imitative origin]
 
'fizzy
 
adj
 
'fizziness
 
n

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fizz
1660s, of imitative origin; the noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.
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