from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hissing or sputtering.

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

  • a. & n. from sizzle.

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

  • verb Present participle of sizzle.
  • adjective Hot enough to make a hissing sound.
  • adjective of food in a Chinese restaurant, etc. Brought to the table in the metal dish it has been cooked in, making such a sound.
  • adjective Exciting and intensely emotional.
  • noun Such a hissing sound.

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

  • adjective hot enough to burn with or as if with a hissing sound
  • adjective characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement


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