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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fizz +‎ -y.

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AdjectiveEdit

fizzy ‎(comparative fizzier, superlative fizziest)

  1. (of a liquid) Containing bubbles.
  2. (figuratively) Delightful, exciting, interesting.
    • 2014 October 30, Ben Brantley, “When the head leads the heart: 'The Real Thing,' With Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway [print version: When the witty head is far ahead of the heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor star in revival of 'Real Thing', International New York Times, 4 November 2014, p. 9]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      [I]ts main character, Henry (Mr. [Ewan] McGregor), is a successful, intellectual dramatist who seems quite capable of churning out fizzy, challenging works about brilliant but ambivalent revolutionaries, philosophers, etc.
  3. (onomatopoeia) Makes a hissing sound.

NounEdit

fizzy ‎(uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand) A non-alcoholic carbonated beverage. Short for fizzy drink.

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