\ 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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Her social circle is abuzz with tips, some reliable and some not, on how to get the vaccine. Washington Post, "D.C. opened vaccine appointments to people 65 and older. Here’s what some seniors went through to get the shot.," 16 Jan. 2021 In any other year, the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sabah, the Malaysian state on the northern tip of Borneo, would be abuzz with birdwatchers and backpackers. Yao-hua Law, The Atlantic, "Helmeted Hornbills Are Very Picky About Their Nests," 16 Dec. 2020 Social media sites were abuzz on Tuesday morning and afternoon with word that Odom and Walker had both committed for a second year on Pittman’s staff. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, "2 Razorback assistants to stay at Arkansas," 6 Jan. 2021 An unseasonable energy is rippling through the town as business owners, restaurant workers, year-round residents and local politicians are still abuzz over the small community’s new connection to America’s highest office. Washington Post, "After Biden win, Rehoboth Beach celebrates local boy who made good: ‘He’s our Joe’," 27 Nov. 2020 As the Biden-Harris transition builds its plans for January 20, many people in my networks are abuzz, wondering who might be the next CTO. Danah Boyd, Wired, "The Biden Administration Needs a VP of Engineering, Not a CTO," 23 Dec. 2020 The grounds these days are abuzz with construction, including on the new chapel. Allen Matthews, SFChronicle.com, "Beloved Oakland cemetery, resting place of Kaiser, Ghirardelli and Mac Dre, still off-limits to visitors," 7 Dec. 2020 On June 6, 2019, Twitter was abuzz with the story of a unionized walkout of employees of progressive online conglomerate Vox Media. The Editors, National Review, "The NLRB’s Humorless Insensibility," 2 Dec. 2020 Even outside of the demonstrations, the city of Washington is set to be abuzz on Tuesday night. Chris Quintana, USA TODAY, "Even before polls close on Election Day, demonstrators will be in Washington and elsewhere," 3 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of abuzz was in 1859

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25 Jan 2021

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“Abuzz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abuzz. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of abuzz

informal : filled with excited talk about something

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