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.”
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.
Buzz, 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. [Colloq.]
4. Phonetics To sound with a “buzz”.
Buzz v. i. [imp. & p. p. Buzzed p. pr. & vb. n. Buzzing.] 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.
n 1: sound of rapid vibration; "the buzz of a bumble bee" [syn: bombilation,
2: a confusion of activity and gossip; "the buzz of excitement
was so great that a formal denial was issued"
v 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"