Buzz (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Buzzed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Buzzing.] [An onomatopeia.]

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.


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Buzz, v. t.


To sound forth by buzzing.



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.


To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.


4. Phonetics

To sound with a "buzz".

H. Sweet.


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Buzz, n.


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."


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

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


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.


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