If a room is abuzz, it's full of noise and chatter. An elementary school classroom is bound to be abuzz on the last day of school before summer.

When a place is abuzz, it's bustling with activity and sounds, humming in a way that resembles the buzzing of bees. The whole town might be abuzz with excitement about a movie being filmed there, or your house could be abuzz with excited children during a birthday party. Charles Dickens is credited with the first written use of this adjective, in his 1859 novel "A Tale of Two Cities."

Definitions of abuzz
  1. adjective
    noisy like the sound of a bee
    “the room was abuzz over the latest scandal”
    synonyms: buzzing
    full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
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