Buzz

Definition of Buzz

Pronunciation: bŭz
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Buzzed (bŭzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Buzzing.]
Like a wasp is buzzed, and stung him.
- Longfellow.
However these disturbers of our peace
Buzz in the people's ears.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To sound forth by buzzing.
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.
4.(Phonetics) To sound with a "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.
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.

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