fizzle

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Synonyms for fizzle

to make a sharp sibilant sound

Synonyms for fizzle

a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

a complete failure

Synonyms

end weakly

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The second half was close fought and fizzling out when the bobble handed QPR the advantage and they sealed it deep in injury time as Morrison slammed in a cross.
A hilltop surrounded by homes was scorched and still smoldering as residents who considered fleeing learned the fire was fizzling.
Bill Finn is claimed fizzling attendance had cost them $224,000 last year, and they are likely to lose the same amount this season.
Like firecrackers exploding in the night sky, gamma-ray bursts unleash a torrent of high-energy photons before fizzling out hundredths to tens of seconds later.
NEW YORK - The spring fling that the nation's retailers hoped for appears to be fizzling.