buzzing


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buzz

 (bŭz)
v. buzzed, buzz·ing, buzz·es
v.intr.
1. To make a low droning or vibrating sound like that of a bee.
2.
a. To talk, often excitedly, in low tones.
b. To be abuzz; hum: The department was buzzing with rumors.
3. To move quickly and busily; bustle.
4. To make a signal with a buzzer.
v.tr.
1. To cause to buzz.
2. To utter in a rapid, low voice: "What is he buzzing in my ears?" (Robert Browning).
3. Informal To fly low over: The plane buzzed the control tower.
4. To call or signal with a buzzer.
5. To make a telephone call to.
6. To give a buzzcut to.
n.
1. A vibrating, humming, or droning sound.
2. A low murmur: a buzz of talk.
3. A telephone call: Give me a buzz at nine.
4. Slang
a. A state of pleasant intoxication, as from alcohol.
b. A state of stimulation or overstimulation, as from caffeine.
5. Slang
a. Excited interest or attention: "The biggest buzz surrounds the simplest antioxidants: vitamins" (Carol Turkington).
b. Rumor; gossip: the latest buzz from Hollywood.
6. A buzzcut.
Phrasal Verb:
buzz off Informal
To leave quickly; go away: I told them in no uncertain terms to buzz off.

[Middle English bussen, of imitative origin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.buzzing - noisy like the sound of a beebuzzing - noisy like the sound of a bee; "the room was abuzz over the latest scandal"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
Translations

buzzing

[ˈbʌzɪŋ] Nzumbido m

buzzing

[ˈbʌzɪŋ] n [machine] → vrombissement m

buzzing

[ˈbʌzɪŋ] nronzio

buzzing

n zumbido
References in classic literature ?
The old man has spent so much of his life in the smoky, noisy, buzzing school-room, that, when he has a holiday, he feels as if his place were lost and himself a stranger in the world.
To the beekeeper's tap on the wall of the sick hive, instead of the former instant unanimous humming of tens of thousands of bees with their abdomens threateningly compressed, and producing by the rapid vibration of their wings an aerial living sound, the only reply is a disconnected buzzing from different parts of the deserted hive.
A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time.