Definition of buzz noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bʌz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌz//
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] (also buzzing [uncountable, singular]) a continuous sound like the one that a bee, a buzzer or other electronic device makes the buzz of bees The buzz of the Entryphone interrupted our conversation. hums and buzzes from the amplifier
  2. 2[singular] the sound of people talking, especially in an excited way The buzz of conversation suddenly stopped when she came into the room.
  3. 3[singular] (informal) a strong feeling of pleasure, excitement or achievement a buzz of excitement/expectation She gets a buzz out of her work. Flying gives me a real buzz. You can sense the creative buzz in the city. See related entries: Excitement
  4. 4the buzz [singular] (informal) news that people tell each other that may or may not be true synonym rumour The buzz is that Matt is in Scotland. Have you heard anything?
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: imitative.Extra examples I love the buzz of a big city. I love the buzz= excitement of a big city. The movie, due out next summer, is already creating a buzz. There was a buzz of excitement all around the room. the angry buzz of a wasp the background buzz of conversation Flying gives me a real buzz. The air was alive with the buzz of bees and dragonflies. The intercom on her desk gave a loud buzz. The marketing campaign created extraordinary buzz.Idioms (informal) to telephone somebody I'll give you a buzz on Monday, OK? See related entries: Making calls
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