: 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

the classroom was abuzz with preparations for that evening's open house for the parents
Recent Examples on the Web But the political world remains abuzz about his future, especially after the F.B.I. seized his cellphones on the street. Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times, 9 Dec. 2023 Now, social media is abuzz trying to figure out what’s going on. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 11 Aug. 2023 Perhaps everyone already anticipated Ackermann’s longtime supporter Timothée Chalamet would be at his side, but when the actor arrived at cocktail hour with Kylie Jenner, the room was abuzz, wondering if this was the pair’s first public outing. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 9 Sep. 2023 While officials at Starbucks just recently announced another new wave of seasonal summer merchandise, TikTok users are more abuzz over new photos and videos being shared on the platform that reportedly feature upcoming fall 2023 merchandise designs. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2023 New ideas are abuzz, stronger relationships are forming and the environment feels more inclusive, authentic and meaningful. Bryn McCoy, Forbes, 12 May 2021 The streets are abuzz. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2021 The American political world seems abuzz over these two @nypost covers. Steven Lemongello, Orlando Sentinel, 11 Nov. 2022 Not long ago, the internet was all abuzz about the fact that civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. had paid the hospital bill for her birth. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 12 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


a- entry 1 + buzz entry 1

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abuzz was in 1859

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“Abuzz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abuzz. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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