plural -s
: a buzzing, droning sound

Word History


borrowed from New Latin bombilātiōn-, bombilātiō, from Latin bombilāre "to buzz, hum" (derivative of bombus, perhaps with suffix of sībilāre "to hiss," or after Greek bombyliós "bumblebee") + -tiōn-, -tiō, noun suffix

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“Bombilation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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