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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make a hissing or bubbling sound; effervesce.
  • noun A hissing or bubbling sound.
  • noun Effervescence.
  • noun An effervescent beverage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a hissing or sputtering sound; fizzle.
  • noun A hissing or sputtering sound.
  • noun A light frothy liquid; specifically, in the United States, soda-water or other effervescent water; in England, champagne: so called from the hissing sound it makes when uncorked. Also fizzle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To make a hissing sound, such as that of a burning fuse or a bubbling carbonated beverage.
  • noun A hissing sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An emission of a rapid stream of bubbles.
  • noun The sound of such an emission.
  • noun A carbonated beverage.
  • verb intransitive To emit bubbles.
  • verb intransitive To make a rapid bubbling sound.
  • verb intransitive To shoot or project something moving at great velocity.
  • verb To travel at a great velocity, producing a sound caused by the speed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
  • noun an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Onomatopoeia.

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