Synonyms for buzz


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : buhz
Phonetic Transcription : bʌz

Top 10 synonyms for buzz Other synonyms for the word buzz

Définition of buzz

Origin :
  • late 15c., echoic of bees and other insects. Aviation sense of "fly low and close" is by 1941 (see buzz (n.)). Related: Buzzed; buzzing. Buzz off (1914) originally meant "to ring off on the telephone," from the use of buzzers to signal a call or message on old systems. As a command, it originally would have been telling someone to get off the line.
  • noun droning sound
  • noun gossip
  • verb make droning sound
  • verb gossip
Example sentences :
  • All the vast theater of the stand was a buzz of eager chatter.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • And this work, with the buzz saw, took up every minute of his time.
  • Extract from : « Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 5. » by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • Suddenly there was a hum and a stir and a buzz of whispering in the room.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • And in the stillness you could hear the buzz of the motor and the yells of Augustus.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There was a buzz of interest all about me; then the place grew still—or stiller.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There was silence for a moment and then a buzz of whispering.
  • Extract from : « Keziah Coffin » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Amid a buzz of conversation the nun was handed to the table.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • The Ghyll was early astir, and in every nook and corner full of the buzz of gossip.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • The confused talking of the men was like the buzz of insects in a forest.
  • Extract from : « The Rescue » by Joseph Conrad
  • The inside of the stockade was beginning to buzz like a disturbed hive.
  • Extract from : « The Rescue » by Joseph Conrad

Antonyms for buzz

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