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1‘the mixture fizzed like mad’
effervesce, sparkle, bubble, froth, foam, seethe
literary roil, spume
2‘all the screens were fizzing’
crackle, sputter, buzz, hiss, fizzle, crack
1‘this process puts the fizz in champagne’
effervescence, sparkle, fizziness, bubbles, bubbliness, gassiness, carbonation, aeration
froth, foam, mousse, lather, suds, head
2‘they all had another glass of fizz’
sparkling wine, champagne
informal bubbly, champers, sparkler
3‘their set is a little lacking in fizz’
ebullience, exuberance, liveliness, life, vivacity, animation, vigour, brio, energy, verve, dash, spirit, sparkle, enthusiasm, buoyancy, jauntiness, zest
informal pizzazz, pep, zing, zip, go, get-up-and-go, oomph
4‘the fizz of the static’
crackle, crackling, buzz, buzzing, hiss, hissing, sizzle, sizzling, crack, sputter, white noise
British informal zizz
literary bombination, susurration, susurrus
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