\ ə-ˈbəz How to pronounce abuzz (audio) \

Definition of abuzz

: 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 Since the broadcast, the Academy has launched an investigation into the incident, and social media has been abuzz with reactions to the controversial moment. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2022 South Korea’s social media was abuzz with rumors that Mr. Yoon’s wife, Kim Kun-hee, had been told by shamans that the Blue House was cursed and should not be occupied by the president-elect. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2022 Back at Downton, the place is abuzz when a film crew from The British Lion Company arrives to shoot a feature called The Gambler. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Apr. 2022 From the photos, Warrington’s events are also abuzz with Instagram-farm vibes. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, 19 Apr. 2022 A$AP Rocky in January, the internet was abuzz with the possibility of a maternity line from the business mogul. Courtney Vinopal, Quartz, 12 Apr. 2022 Until recently, this had not been a problem for her, living in Shanghai, where streets are usually abuzz with thousands of couriers racing food and grocery orders to apartment blocks across the city. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2022 Downtown Phoenix's Second Street is abuzz with activity. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were snapped by the paparazzi celebrating Lopez's 52nd birthday on a yacht in St. Tropez last July, people were positively abuzz. Elizabeth Leonard, PEOPLE.com, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of abuzz

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abuzz

a- entry 1 + buzz entry 1

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13 May 2022

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“Abuzz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abuzz. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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