Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fizzle

2 senses of fizzle

Sense 1
hiss, hissing, hushing, fizzle, sibilation -- (a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 2
flop, bust, fizzle -- (a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop")
       => failure -- (an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fizzle

1 sense of fizzle

Sense 1
taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzle -- (end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending")
       => discontinue -- (come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31")

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