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buzz

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

buzzv. i. [An onomatopœia.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Like a wasp is buzzed, and stung him."  [1913 Webster]
    "However these disturbers of our peace
    Buzz in the people's ears.
    "  [1913 Webster]
buzzv. t. 
  •  To sound forth by buzzing.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will buzz abroad such prophecies
    That Edward shall be fearful of his life.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sound with a “buzz”.  H. Sweet.  [1913 Webster]
buzzn. 
  •  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.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]
    "I found the whole room in a buzz of politics."  [1913 Webster]
    "There is a buzz all around regarding the sermon."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously.  [1913 Webster]
    "There's a certain buzz
    Of a stolen marriage.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The audible friction of voice consonants.  H. Sweet.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

buzz, n. & v.
--n.
1 the hum of a bee etc.
2 the sound of a buzzer.
3 a a confused low sound as of people talking; a murmur. b a stir; hurried activity (a buzz of excitement). c colloq. a rumour.
4 sl. a telephone call.
5 sl. a thrill; a euphoric sensation.
--v.
1 intr. make a humming sound.
2 a tr. & intr. signal or signal to with a buzzer. b tr. telephone.
3 intr. a (often foll. by about) move or hover busily. b (of a place) have an air of excitement or purposeful activity.
4 tr. colloq. throw hard.
5 tr. Aeron. colloq. fly fast and very close to (another aircraft).

Idiom
buzz off sl. go or hurry away. buzz-saw US a circular saw. buzz-word sl.
1 a fashionable piece of esp. technical or computer jargon.
2 a catchword; a slogan.
Etymology
imit.

THESAURUS

buzz

DDD, Indian file, alert, array, articulation, assibilate, assibilation, bank, bark, bawl, belch, bellow, birr, blare, blat, blubber, bombilate, bombinate, boom, bray, breathe, bruit, bum, bumble, burr, bustle, busy signal, buzz, buzz about, cackle, call, call up, canard, catena, catenation, caw, chain, chain reaction, chaining, chant, chirp, chirr, clang, clangor, clank, clash, common talk, concatenation, confide, confide to, connection, consecution, continuum, coo, course, craunch, croak, crow, crump, crunch, cry, cycle, descent, dial, dial tone, direct distance dialing, drawl, drone, effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, endless belt, endless round, entrust with information, exclaim, ferment, file, filiation, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, flute, flutter, flying rumor, frication, frictional rustling, fuss, gamut, gasp, give a ring, give confidential information, gossip, gradation, grapevine, grind, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, hang up, hearsay, hedgehop, high, hiss, hissing, hold the phone, hum, hurry about, hush, hushing, idea afloat, jangle, jar, keen, kick, latrine rumor, let in on, let next to, lilt, line, lineage, lisp, listen in, local call, long distance, long-distance call, make a call, make a fuss, mention privately, mobile call, monotone, mumble, murmur, mutter, news stirring, nexus, on-dit, pant, paresthesia, pendulum, periodicity, person-to-person call, phone, phone call, pins and needles, pipe, plenum, powder train, prickle, prickles, prickling, progression, purr, put hep, put next to, queue, range, rank, rasp, recurrence, report, reticulation, rhonchus, ring, ring off, ring up, roar, roorback, rotation, round, routine, row, rumble, rumor, run, rush about, rush around, scale, scranch, scrape, scratch, scream, screech, scrunch, scuttlebutt, sensation, sequence, series, shriek, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigh, sigmatism, signal, sing, single file, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, snap, snarl, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, sob, spectrum, spit, splutter, sputter, squall, squash, squawk, squeal, squelch, squish, station-to-station call, sternutation, stertor, stimulation, sting, stinging, stir, string, strum, succession, summon, swath, swish, talk, tear around, telephone, telephone call, thread, thrill, thrum, thunder, tier, tingle, tingling, tip, tip off, toll call, town talk, train, trumpet, twang, unconfirmed report, undercurrent, urtication, wail, warble, wheeze, whine, whir, whish, whisper, whistle, whistling, white noise, whiz, whiz about, whoosh, windrow, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, zip

ROGET THESAURUS

buzz

Sibilation

VB hiss, buzz, whiz, rustle, fizz, fizzle, wheeze, whistle, snuffle, squash, sneeze, sizzle, swish.

Stridor

VB creak, grate, jar, burr, pipe, twang, jangle, clank, clink, scream, yelp, buzz, set the teeth on edge, corcher les oreilles, pierce the ears, split the ears, split the head, offend the ear, grate upon the ear, jar upon the ear.

Ululation

VB cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow, growl, snarl, bark, bow-wow, yelp, bay, bay at the moon, yap, yip, yipe, growl, yarr, yawl, snarl, howl, grunt, gruntle, snort, squeak neigh, whinny, bray, mew, mewl, meow, purr, caterwaul, pule, baa, bleat, low, moo, troat, croak, peep, coo, gobble, quack, honk, gaggle, guggle, crow, caw, squawk, screech cackle, cluck, clack, chuck, chuckle, hoot, hoo, chirp, cheep, chirrup, twitter, cuckoo, warble, trill, tweet, pipe, whistle, hum, buzz, hiss, blatter, ratatat.

News

N news, information, piece of news, budget of news, budget of information, intelligence, tidings, word, advice, aviso, message, dispatch, despatch, telegram, cable, marconigram, wire, communication, errand, embassy, report, rumor, hearsay, on dit, flying rumor, news stirring, cry, buzz, bruit, fame, talk, oui dire, scandal, eavesdropping, town tattle, table talk, tittle tattle, canard, topic of the day, idea afloat, bulletin, fresh news, stirring news, glad tidings, flash, news just in, on-the-spot coverage, live coverage, old story, old news, stale news, stale story, chestnut, narrator, newsmonger, scandalmonger, talebearer, telltale, gossip, tattler, journalism, media, news media, the press, the information industry, newspaper, magazine, tract, journal, gazette, publication, radio, television, ticker (electronic information transmission), United Press International, UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Dow Jones News Service, DJ, The New York Times News Service, NYT, Reuters, TASS, The Nikkei, newscaster, newsman, newswoman, reporter, journalist, correspondent, foreign correspondent, special correspondent, war correspondent, news team, news department, anchorman, anchorwoman, sportscaster, weatherman, press secretary, public relations department, public relations man, many-tongued, rumored, publicly rumored, currently rumored, currently reported, rife, current, floating, afloat, going about, in circulation, in every one's mouth, all over the town, in progress, live, on the spot, in person, as the story goes, as the story runs, as they say, it is said, by telegraph, by wireless, airy tongues that syllable men's names, what's up?, what's the latest?, what's new?, what's the latest poop?.


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