buzzing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj buzzing noisy like the sound of a bee "the room was abuzz over the latest scandal"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Moon was Buzz Aldrins mothers maiden name. (Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon).
    • buzzing Resembling a buzz.
    • buzzing Making a buzzing sound or hum: as, the buzzing multitude.
    • n buzzing The act or sound of anything that buzzes; humming.
    • n buzzing The picking of pockets.
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Quotations

  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin%20Hubbard
    “A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.”
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers
    Dr. Joyce Brothers
    “Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately, and it gives you a lift. The hangover comes the day after.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia%20Woolf
    “My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery --always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?”
  • Arthur Hugh Clough
    Arthur Hugh Clough
    “The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.”

Usage

In literature:

The Academy had buzzed with talk since the fight, and sides were drawn hard and fast.
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
She partly raised the hammer and buzzed the liberated cylinder.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
He could hear the mosquitoes buzzing louder and louder, and he knew there must be many of them; thousands and thousands.
"Bully and Bawly No-Tail" by Howard R. Garis
There was a general buzz of greeting as Cynthia entered.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Somewhere he could hear a loud buzz, as of several angry voices.
"The Tale of Buster Bumblebee" by Arthur Scott Bailey
He buzzed for the next applicant.
"The Space Pioneers" by Carey Rockwell
Now go on down and stop that buzzing fer you on the front porch.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Billie Warren heard the steady buzz of a saw and later the ringing strokes of an axe.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
Aeroplanes buzzing overhead like bees, and dropping coloured signals about.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
Then he went back, reported to "Whiskers" and the buzz of conversation began again as though nothing had happened.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
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In poetry:

And as hollow trees
Are the haunts of bees,
Forever going and coming;
So this crystal hive
Is all alive
With a swarming and buzzing and humming.
"Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Now such as hate new-fashioned toys
Began to look extremely glum;
They said that rattles were made for boys,
And vowed that his buzzing was all a hum.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
So fast their little hearts did bound,
The frightened insects buzzed the more;
So over all their chests he found
The rale sifflant and the rale sonore.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
They darted down and rose up like a wave
Or buzzed impetuously as before;
One would have thought the corpse was held a slave
To living by the life it bore!
"A Carrion" by Allen Tate
Without stop or pause
They'd give us new laws,
And the spirit of trade would revive.
Huzza, what a buzz
About woollen and fuz,
The markets would all be alive.
"Lines, Written At The Blue Ball, Rochdale." by Samuel Bamford
White bells,
Blue bells,
Hollow and reflexed.
Deep tunnels of blue and white dimness,
Cool wine-tunnels for bees.
There is a floundering and buzzing over Minna's head.
"A Roxbury Garden" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Developer of digital music systems Open Labs (www.openlabs.com) created a buzz at AES with its digital audio workstations and has now announced six new resellers in the Midwest.
The film created a buzz in Italy after premiering at the International Rome Film Festival.
Myriad musical phrases and techniques have earned imitators: What would punk be without Johnny Ramone's buzzing, frantic downstroke, or metal without Dave Lombardo's thunderous double bass-drum kicks.
IT'S hard to get past the onslaught of Page Six gossip and film-rights buzz that has preceded "The Devil Wears Prada," Lauren Weisberger's thinly veiled roman à clef about her thankless year sidetracked in the trenches of a fashion magazine.
The big buzz at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was how Windows Vista will support the cable industry's standard DRM device—the CableCard.
Apparently it's a decapitating kind of day here at the Buzz Den.
Another buzz-kill week at the movies: wolves, cancer, thoughts of Oscar.
INTERVIEWS 15 Industry Insiders Decode CMJ 2011's Breakout Buzz Band.
One of Washington's most intriguing new celebrities, the congressional procedure known as " deem and pass," is now officially off DC's buzz list DAP has been dropped by the House Dems as a means of getting health care reform through Congress.
The Denver duo's buzz-generating backstory — cute couple buy a sailboat.
Based in Baltimore when they released their much-buzzed debut, 2010's Twin-Hand Movement, none of the three original members live there now.
Bob Schieffer spoke with Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin about the historic anniversary of his mission's lunar landing as well as his new book, "Magnificent Desolation .".
Energy savings, sustainability, green operations and LEED certified are all the buzz words of our time.
Buzz Osbourne / Photo courtesy of the Melvins.
A French Novel, More Erotica and Nuclear Warheads Create Buzz.
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In science:

Cylindrical drums—straight-sided and generally two-headed, sometimes using a buzzing, percussive string. • Barrel drums—normally one-headed and maybe open at the bottom, with a bulge in the middle.
Music in Terms of Science
But notice Boris’s small listener, buzzing around feverishly.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
This may have had important consequences on the initial life of the galaxy, for it corresponds to a large quantity of mass in form of stars that have been buzzing around the center of the galaxy feeding a compact nucleus therein and allowing it to emit energy at the levels of AGNs.
Galactic nuclear activity induced by globular cluster merging
Figure 1: (a) The LLR retroreflector being carried across the lunar surface by Buzz Aldrin, an astronaut of the Apollo 11 mission. (b) The Apollo 15 array of laser retroreflectors.
Improving LLR Tests of Gravitational Theory
Worldwide Buzz: Planetary-Scale Views on an InstantMessaging Network.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
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