abuzz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj abuzz noisy like the sound of a bee "the room was abuzz over the latest scandal"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Abuzz In a buzz; buzzing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abuzz Buzzing; filled with buzzing sounds.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + buzz,

Usage

In literature:

Yet the ship is abuzz with rumours and guesses.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
The long silent halls of sumptuous hotels are all abuzz with excited arrivals.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
The entire room was abuzz with similar groups.
"The Unlearned" by Raymond F. Jones
But even worse, the military frequencies on the radio were abuzz.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The hotel parlor and office were abuzz with stories of the guests, decorations, and city caterer.
"The Road to Understanding" by Eleanor H. Porter
He drove into Houma to find the town abuzz with excitement, for the news of the sheriff's murder had stirred the place wildly.
"The Mardi Gras Mystery" by H. Bedford-Jones
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In poetry:

The doves in the tree-tops are cooing;
Abuzz in the lime are the bees.
They are wild her sweet face to be wooing.
What ails thee to doubt and to freeze?
"The Afterglow" by Manmohan Ghose
Now the place is abuzz with trading in your ankles's remnants, bronzes
of sunburnt breastplates, dying laughter, bruises,
rumors of fresh reserves, memories of high treason,
laundered banners with imprints of the many who since have risen.
"Elegy" by Joseph Brodsky

In news:

If your office is anything like our office - or like social media - people are abuzz about Wednesday night's 12-12-12 benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy relief.
The Internet is, predictably, abuzz with rumors about the iPhone 5, which is most likely due out in October.
University Hospital was abuzz with volunteers posing as anthrax victims on Wednesday morning as part of a city-wide staged disaster to test emergency preparedness.
Monument Mountain Regional High School campus was abuzz on Wednesday with the sounds of chainsaws, wood chippers and bucket trucks.
9, 2012) – The motocross industry is still abuzz over the dominant performance at the recent Red Bull Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, by Cobra Moto 's Pierce Brown on the American-made Cobra CX65.
The room was abuzz with laughter and friendly chatter as women from across the area gathered for the Christian Women's Connection birthday luncheon on Tuesday.
The Gasparilla Inn & Club was abuzz on Wednesday, Oct 10 with a spectacular turnout at their annual Open House .
Local radio stations were abuzz yesterday with talk that the Roadrunners could go gimmick, a la Boise State, with an orange field at the Alamodome.
The political world is abuzz this week with the question of how we should deal with suspected terrorists.
Food blogs went all abuzz recently with the release of the "Douche Burger," a culinary monster created by a New York City food truck, 666 Burger.
Lyrical was on the list of "seven deadly words of book reviewing" in a New York Times article by Bob Harris that had critics all abuzz a couple of years back.
Social media was abuzz with the news Tuesday that come April, the publisher will halve the number of "free" reads for non-subscribers—from 20 to 10 articles per month.
Albany, Ga – Social media sites were abuzz yesterday as word floated about Phoebe 's ranking as the sixth worse hospital in the nation.
Social media sites were abuzz yesterday as word floated about Phoebe 's ranking as the sixth worse hospital in the nation.
Thanks to Carl Icahn's acquisition of a nearly 10% stake in Netflix, the Street is abuzz with chatter about who might potentially buy the company.
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