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sizzling adj
1 hot enough to burn with or as if with a hissing sound; "a sizzling steak"; "a sizzling spell of weather"
2 characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement; "a red-hot speech"; "sizzling political issues" [syn: red-hot]

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  1. present participle of sizzle


  1. Hot enough to make a hissing sound.
  2. In the context of "of food in a Chinese restaurant etc": Brought to the table in the metal dish it has been cooked in, making such a sound.
  3. Exciting and intensely emotional.


  1. Such a hissing sound.

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