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buzz

Noun

1 sound of rapid vibration; "the buzz of a bumble bee" [syn: bombilation, bombination]
2 a confusion of activity and gossip; "the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued"

Verb

1 make a buzzing sound; "bees were buzzing around the hive" [syn: bombinate, bombilate]
2 fly low; "Planes buzzed the crowds in the square"
3 be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity" [syn: hum, seethe]
4 call with a buzzer; "he buzzed the servant"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A continuous, humming noise, as of bees; a confused murmur, as of general conversation in low tones, or of a general expression of surprise or approbation.
  2. A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously.
  3. The audible friction of voice consonants.
  4. A rush or feeling of energy or excitement.
    Still feeling the buzz from the coffee, he pushed through the last of the homework.

Translations

humming noise
  • Italian: brusio
  • Japanese: ブーン (boon)
  • Russian: жужжание
a report spread secretly or cautiously
audible friction of voice consonants

Verb

  1. To make a low, continuous, humming or sibilant sound, like that made by bees with their wings. Hence: To utter a murmuring sound; to speak with a low, humming voice.
  2. To sound forth by buzzing.
  3. To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.
  4. To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.
  5. In the context of "aviation": To fly very low over an airport or other location.

Translations

to make a low, humming or sibilant sound
to sound forth by buzzing
to communicate, as tales, in an under tone
to talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice
Aviation: To fly very low over an airport or other location

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Buzz may refer to:
In media:
In technology:
Other:
  • Buzz (airline), a discount airline formerly operating in Europe
  • Buzz cut, American name for a type of haircut where the hair is sheared very closely to the scalp
  • Buzz number, letter and number combination applied to U.S. Air Force aircraft after World War II
  • Bizz buzz, a group word game
  • Salt Lake Buzz, former name of the Salt Lake Bees minor league baseball team
Buzz may also be: People with the name Buzz:
  • Buzz Aldrin (born 1930), American pilot and astronaut, second person to set foot on the Moon
  • George Beurling (1921–1948), Canadian World War II fighter pilot nicknamed "Buzz"
  • Buzz Hargrove (born 1944), National President of the Canadian Auto Workers trade union
  • Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality.
  • Buzz Osborne (born 1964), guitarist/vocalist/songwriter, founding member of The Melvins
  • J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner (born 1967), American forensic psychologist and journalist
  • Buzz, a host of the American children's television series ZOOM
Fictional characters with the name Buzz:
See also:
buzz in German: Buzz
buzz in French: Buzz
buzz in Korean: 버즈
buzz in Dutch: Buzz
buzz in Japanese: バズ
buzz in Finnish: Buzz

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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