abuzz

play
adjective \ə-ˈbəz\

Definition of abuzz

  1. :  filled or resounding with or as if with a buzzing sound a lake abuzz with outboards; especially :  filled with talk or excitement an office abuzz with rumors a town abuzz with anticipation of the big game

Examples of abuzz in a sentence

  1. the classroom was abuzz with preparations for that evening's open house for the parents

1859

First Known Use of abuzz

1859


ABUZZ Defined for English Language Learners

abuzz

play
adjective \ə-ˈbəz\

Definition of abuzz for English Language Learners

  • : filled with excited talk about something



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up abuzz? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a mode of satirical wit

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ