abuzz

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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

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Origin and Etymology of abuzz

1a- + 1buzz


First Known Use: 1859


ABUZZ Defined for English Language Learners

abuzz

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adjective

Definition of abuzz for English Language Learners

  • : filled with excited talk about something



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