fizz

To fizz is to froth or bubble over. If you shake up a soda, it will fizz out of the bottle when you open it.

When something fizzes, you hear a hissing sound as the tiny gas bubbles are released. Any carbonated beverage will fizz when it's opened or poured, the way seltzer fizzes in a glass, or beer fizzes and foams in a mug. The word fizz, which has been in use since the 1600s, is imitative — in other words, it sounds just like what it means.

Definitions of fizz
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v become bubbly or frothy or foaming

Synonyms:
effervesce, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle
Types:
lather
form a lather
seethe
foam as if boiling
Type of:
bubble
form, produce, or emit bubbles

n an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)

Type of:
beverage, drink, drinkable, potable
any liquid suitable for drinking

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