\ 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

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At a time when 30 Rock was abuzz was that the show would not be brought back, Rubin met NBC's head of casting and accepted an offer to become his assistant. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "David Rubin Elected President of Film Academy," 6 Aug. 2019 But it’s Peppa’s debut album — her first stab as a singer — that has everyone abuzz about this generation’s Miss Piggy. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "How Peppa Pig became an LGBTQ icon," 29 July 2019 On a massive night for sports fans and pop aficionados, Taylor Swift’s new song was abuzz on social media. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The Best Reactions to Taylor Swift's New Song 'You Need to Calm Down'," 14 June 2019 Social media was still abuzz Saturday with widespread anger and dismay that the country had a new leader without the public having had a say. Trevor Marshallsea, Fox News, "Australian PM starts work as anger over party vote simmers," 25 Aug. 2018 From mid-May to early October, the place is abuzz: Cocktails are poured at sunset on the second-story terrace, meals are served on the patio, and evenings end with bonfires on the beach and a never-ending supply of s'mores. Derek Blasberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lightness of Being: Samantha Boardman," 23 Aug. 2013 Following the attacks by a mob of white-clad thugs in a train station in a northern suburb of Hong Kong on July 21, the city is abuzz once again with chatter about the clout of criminal gangs in the city. Isabella Steger, Quartzy, "Six films to watch to understand what’s happening in Hong Kong," 24 July 2019 The docents were abuzz about UNESCO listings that would be announced during the weekend; this might be the time that the Hollyhock House and other FLW structures were honored (and protected) by the group. Catharine Hamm, latimes.com, "Escapes: A UNESCO site for L.A., in recognition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius," 11 July 2019 But instead of enjoying this annual apogee of summer, fans are abuzz about juiced balls. The Christian Science Monitor, "The rule of a higher law in Hong Kong," 9 July 2019

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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

informal : filled with excited talk about something

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