- a feeling of intense enthusiasm, interest, excitement, or exhilaration: I get a terrific buzz from those Pacific sunsets.Their ads are generating plenty of buzz.
- a feeling of slight intoxication or overstimulation from liquor or drugs: Too much caffeine gives me a buzz.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to fly a plane very low over: to buzz a field.
- to signal or greet (someone) by flying a plane low and slowing the motor spasmodically.
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Idioms for buzz
Origin of buzz1
OTHER WORDS FROM buzzbuzz·ing·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for buzz
The exposure and buzz from Short Term have raised her profile considerably.
Few series arrive with the buzz of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All this buzz, the continued tabloid fascination with Hurley, is down—absurdly—to that dress.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress|Tim Teeman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The grapevine and the international media were alight with the buzz of the student killed by the police during the demonstration.
Clayton businesses and buildings are preparing for lockdowns as the Buzz Westfall Center in Clayton where the grand jury meets.
With a whizz and a buzz the auto darted across the store, bringing up with a bang against the low part of the opposite counter.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store|Laura Lee Hope
A great six-foot German struggling with a slim figure that Buzz somehow recognised as his lieutenant, Hatton.Cheerful--By Request|Edna Ferber
Then five minutes of painful reading ensued, with the buzz of voices increasing.The Man with a Shadow|George Manville Fenn
Humming and strumming, and singing and smoking, splashing, and sparkling; a buzz of voices and booming of sea!The Open Air|Richard Jefferies
She looked and saw two men advance with eager step and fall on bended knee at the foot of the throne amid a buzz of excitement.The King's Men|Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
British Dictionary definitions for buzz
- a pleasant sensation, as from a drug such as cannabis
- a sense of excitement; kick
- to fly an aircraft very low over (an object)to buzz a ship
- to fly an aircraft very close to or across the path of (another aircraft), esp to warn or intimidate