\ ə-ˈbəz \

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

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Examples of abuzz in a Sentence

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

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The music and media industries went abuzz when Spotify announced last month Dawn Ostroff, former president of entertainment at Condé Nast Entertainment, would be joining the streaming service as its new chief content officer. Cherie Hu, Billboard, "Aggressive Content Bundling Might Be Spotify's Only Chance of Competing With Apple, Amazon," 10 July 2018 This past weekend, the underground bar at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg was dark and abuzz with low chatter, candlelit with a faint scent of sandalwood. Sarah Nechamkin, The Cut, "A Weekend for Female Directors in Brooklyn," 25 June 2018 Twitter was abuzz after their impressive duet, some hailing it a major success. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato debut diva duet at Billboard Music Awards," 21 May 2018 Johnson revealed in a recent cover story with Rolling Stone that the meeting was part of the meltdown of their friendship, leaving fans all abuzz. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Dwayne Johnson shares Vin Diesel feud backstory," 5 Apr. 2018 An imminent Reagan-Gorbachev summit has set back channels abuzz with activity and agents working at cross purposes. Hank Stuever, chicagotribune.com, "In its final season, 'The Americans' asks the eternal question: Can this marriage be saved?," 27 Mar. 2018 Fans have been been abuzz over Nigeria's kits for this World Cup, which are a reimagining of those classic 1994 kits. 9. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, "Most memorable World Cup kits: From U.S. denim shirt to Slovenia's 'Charlie Brown' jersey," 16 June 2018 The halls of the Capitol, usually abuzz with frenetic last-minute pitches from lobbyists and activists, were often quiet. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "As End of Legislative Session Nears, Ennui Wins the Day," 19 June 2018 By then, the internet was abuzz with speculation about what to make of the words, making its encore appearance even more of an issue. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "5 things to know as Melania Trump visits child shelters in Arizona," 28 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of abuzz

: filled with excited talk about something

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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