bombilation

noun
bom·​bi·​la·​tion
plural -s

Definition of bombilation

: a buzzing, droning sound

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History and Etymology for bombilation

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bombilation. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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