fizzle: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fiz'ul), [key]
— v., n. -zled, -zling,
- to make a hissing or sputtering sound, esp. one that dies out weakly.
- to fail ignominiously after a good start (often fol. by out): The reform movement fizzled out because of poor leadership.
- a fizzling, hissing, or sputtering.
- a failure; fiasco.
- fizzle (Thesaurus)