Bang, an onomatopoeic word

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Bang, an onomatopoeic word
 

Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘sizzle’.

Sizzle
Pronunciation:
\ˈsi-zəl\
Function:
verb
Inflected Form(s):
siz·zled; siz·zling \ˈsi-zə-liŋ, ˈsiz-liŋ\
Etymology:
perhaps frequentative of siss to hiss
Date:
1603

transitive verb : to burn up or sear with or as if with a hissing sound
intransitive verb
1 : to make a hissing sound in or as if in burning or frying
2 : to seethe with deep anger or resentment


sizzle. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sizzle
 
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