Fizzle in a sentence as a noun

You just watch good communities burn when they get too big, or fizzle out and die when they're too small.

This could be the start of a new one, or it could fizzle and be a quirky measurement error.

They are riding on earlier success and eventually will fizzle out.

But tech companies can fizzle into nothingness in seconds.

This required a much faster assembly of the critical mass in order to avoid a fizzle.

Fizzle in a sentence as a verb

Which is to say, in the usual and best case they fizzle out, despite the strong emotions of would-be revolutionaries.

But if it turns out that you don't have their real True Name, your spells will fizzle!Geez, the more you think about the "civility" rationale the harder your head hurts.

When the initial fundraising campaign was happening I figured it was just going to fizzle out eventually when the guy driving it got bored.

They may not have updated their Crunchbase profile either, so I'm not sure how much stock I'd put in the stats, but I do think it's true that a lot of start-ups fizzle out before they even begin.

If they get an acquihire you get your money + 100% back, if they manage to keep the shine and traction going maybe you get back 2x or 3x your money, or maybe they fizzle and fade and people move on and you are out a million bucks.

Fizzle definitions


a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"

See also: hiss hissing hushing sibilation


a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"

See also: flop bust


end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"