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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-buhz]
    • /əˈbʌz/
    • /əˈbʌz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buhz]
    • /əˈbʌz/

Definitions of abuzz word

  • adjective abuzz If someone says that a place is abuzz with rumours or plans, they mean that everyone there is excited about them. 3
  • adjective abuzz humming, as with conversation, activity, etc; buzzing 3
  • adjective abuzz filled with buzzing 3
  • adjective abuzz full of activity, talk, etc. 3
  • adjective abuzz buzzing. 1
  • adjective abuzz full of or alive with activity, talk, etc.: The company was abuzz with rumors about the new owner. 1

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Origin of abuzz

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; a-1 + buzz1

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Parts of speech for Abuzz


abuzz popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abuzz usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abuzz

adjective abuzz

  • busy — A busy time is a period of time during which you have a lot of things to do.
  • humming — making a droning sound; buzzing.
  • alive — If people or animals are alive, they are not dead.
  • throbbing — to beat with increased force or rapidity, as the heart under the influence of emotion or excitement; palpitate.
  • lively — eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time.

noun abuzz

  • droning — to make a dull, continued, low, monotonous sound; hum; buzz.

Antonyms for abuzz

adjective abuzz

  • still — remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary: to stand still.

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