Definitions for: Buzz


[n] a confusion of activity and gossip; "the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued"
[n] sound of rapid vibration; "the buzz of a bumble bee"
[v] call with a buzzer; "he buzzed the servant"
[v] fly low; "Planes buzzed the crowds in the square"
[v] make a buzzing sound
[v] be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity"



Webster (1913) Definition: Buzz, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Buzzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Buzzing.] [An onomatop[oe]ia.]
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.

Like a wasp is buzzed, and stung him. --Longfellow.

However these disturbers of our peace Buzz in the
people's ears. --Shak.


Buzz, v. t.
1. To sound forth by buzzing. --Shak.

2. To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to
spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.

I will buzz abroad such prophecies That Edward shall
be fearful of his life. --Shak.

3. To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming
voice. [Colloq.]

4. (Phonetics) To sound with a ``buzz''. --H. Sweet.


Buzz, n.
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. ``The
constant buzz of a fly.'' --Macaulay.



I found the whole room in a buzz of politics. --Addison.

There is a buzz all around regarding the sermon.
--Thackeray.

2. A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously.

There's a certain buzz Of a stolen marriage.
--Massinger.

3. (Phonetics) The audible friction of voice consonants. --H.
Sweet.

Synonyms: bombilate, bombilation, bombinate, bombination, hum, seethe

See Also: activity, be, fly, go, pullulate, sound, sound, summon, swarm, teem, wing

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