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English definition of “sizzle”

sizzle

verb [I]  /ˈsɪz·əl/ us  
to make the sound of food frying: Doughnuts sizzled in the hot fat. fig. This movie sizzles with excitement.

sizzle

noun [U]  /ˈsɪz·əl/ us  
the sound of food frying: fig. Their reporting lacks sizzle (= excitement).
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