buzz

A buzz is a vibrating sound, like the sound a bee makes. Your dog might get nervous in your yard when she hears the buzz of insects.

Buzz can be a noun or a verb: "My doorbell started to buzz like crazy when everyone showed up for my party." You can also talk about a buzz of activity, a low background noise, or describe the way stunt planes buzz the trees, flying very low. You might tell someone to "buzz off" if you're annoyed with them — this began in 1914 as a way to describe hanging up a telephone — or telling someone to hang up.

Definitions of buzz
  1. noun
    sound of rapid vibration
    “the buzz of a bumble bee”
    synonyms: bombilation, bombination
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    type of:
    sound
    the sudden occurrence of an audible event
  2. verb
    make a buzzing sound
    “bees were buzzing around the hive”
    synonyms: bombilate, bombinate
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  3. verb
    call with a buzzer
    “he buzzed the servant”
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    type of:
    summon
    ask to come
  4. verb
    be noisy with activity
    “This office is buzzing with activity”
    synonyms: hum, seethe
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    types:
    pullulate, swarm, teem
    be teeming, be abuzz
    crawl
    be full of
    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  5. noun
    a confusion of activity and gossip
    “the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued”
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    type of:
    activity
    any specific behavior
  6. verb
    fly low
    “Planes buzzed the crowds in the square”
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    type of:
    fly, wing
    travel through the air; be airborne
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