Meaning of “sizzle” in the English Dictionary

"sizzle" in American English

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sizzleverb [ I ]

us /ˈsɪz·əl/

to make the sound of food frying:

Doughnuts sizzled in the hot fat.
fig. This movie sizzles with excitement.

sizzlenoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɪz·əl/

the sound of food frying:

fig. Their reporting lacks sizzle (= excitement).

(Definition of “sizzle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)