buzzer

noun
buzz·​er | \ ˈbə-zər How to pronounce buzzer (audio) \

Definition of buzzer

1 : one that buzzes specifically : an electric signaling device that makes a buzzing sound
2 : the sound of a buzzer

Examples of buzzer in a Sentence

Their team was ahead by two points when the buzzer signaled the end of the game.
Recent Examples on the Web Cam Johnson made two 3-pointers late in the third quarter, including one at the buzzer, to pull Phoenix within 79-72 heading to the fourth. David Brandt, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Cam Johnson made two 3-pointers late in the third quarter, including one at the buzzer, to pull Phoenix within 79-72 heading to the fourth. David Brandt, orlandosentinel.com, 26 May 2021 Portland continued the trend and led 96-86 heading into the fourth quarter after Simons hit a baseline jumper and then, following a defensive stop, Lillard nailed a shake-and-bake, step-back three at the buzzer. oregonlive, 23 May 2021 In Game 6, with a chance for his team to close out the series and win its first championship in two decades, the Knicks’ John Starks had his shot blocked at the buzzer, and the Rockets escaped with a narrow win. New York Times, 23 May 2021 Green had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but his shot didn’t go and the game went to overtime. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2021 Martin leads the Pac-12 in scoring (19.1 ppg), highlighted by a season best of 31 points in a win over Grand Canyon that included a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. Michelle Gardner, USA TODAY, 18 May 2021 Martin lead the Pac-12 in scoring (19.1 ppg), highlighted by a season best of 31 points in a win over Grand Canyon that included a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 17 May 2021 Garnett, whose mid-range game felt automatic at times, made the shot at the buzzer and sent the Knicks crowd home with a loss. BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2021

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First Known Use of buzzer

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Jun 2021

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“Buzzer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buzzer. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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buzzer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of buzzer

: an electric device that makes a loud sound

buzzer

noun
buzz·​er | \ ˈbə-zər How to pronounce buzzer (audio) \

Kids Definition of buzzer

: an electric signaling device that makes a buzzing sound

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