Translation of buzz in Spanish:


zumbido, n.

Pronunciation /bəz/ /bʌz/

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  • 1

    • 1.1(of bee, wasp)

      zumbido masculine
      • Then, from somewhere nearby, seemingly above the everyday sounds of the street, came the insect buzz of a tiny motor.
      • The only sounds were the crackling of the fire and the buzz of nocturnal insects waking up.
      • Dialogue had to be carefully picked out from among the buzz of insects and neighbours chatting.
      • There was a kind of green silence to our clearing, interrupted only by the sleepy buzz of insects and the occasional hymn from a passing bird.
      • And in Diepkloof, in the midst of the continuous buzz and hum of the crowds, is a small, quiet spot.
      • In the background, cameras whirred like demented bluebottles, adding their drone to the low buzz of conversation.
      • He listened to the buzz of the insects, the gentle rhythmic accompaniment of the sea.
      • Instantly the Country air rushed in, carrying the smell of hay and the buzz of little insects.
      • I was about to lose myself to a dream, when there was a sudden swell, a growing buzz, like bees singing Bach.
      • Finally, the maddening buzz of the insects and their sting won out and Miri shook herself, wiping her hands over her body to remove the mosquitoes attacking her.
      • A continuous buzz of black flies haloed their heads.
      • The buzz of insects and the musical chirping of grasshoppers filled the air.
      • The dining hall was alive with the buzz of laughter and conversation.
      • There was a buzz of conversation, a rustling of toffee papers, a feel of expectancy.
      • Over the sound of the surf I could hear vague shouts and laughter behind me, and the low buzz of many conversations: the beach was filling up.
      • I could hear a buzz of echoing conversation as I neared the door.
      • Once in a while, a heart-rending cry would pierce the buzz of conversation.
      • However, due to the bar at the back of the room, the constant buzz of conversation was distracting at times.
      • The dining room was carpeted, and there was a quiet buzz of conversation from the other guests.
      • The monotonous buzz of bees and wasps is familiar to most Southerners, and the insects' stings can be quite painful.

    • 1.2(of voices)

      rumor masculine
      murmullo masculine
      there was a buzz of excitement in the lecture hall hubo un murmullo de agitación en la sala de conferencias

    • 1.3(as signal)

      zumbido masculine
      • Jem's words are cut off by the buzz of Olivia's telephone, and Olivia presses the speaker button.
      • The buzz of telephones and fax machines fills Lauren's head as she attempts to peruse an investment project put to her by Jake.
      • The buzz of an alarm clock sounded through the room.
      • Some people wanted a secure financial future, one wanted to be a role model, almost everyone wanted to escape the irritating buzz of the alarm clock every weekday morning.
      • He actually felt quite relieved when a buzz sounded at the door; it signaled a little extra help, whether they knew it yet or not.
      • For sound effects there's a lot of futuristic beeps and buzzes, electrical tones, and the like.
      • We were confronted by an almost Martian environment of stark rock in a wide assortment of hues and a silence completely unnatural to our modern world of beeps, buzzes and designer cell phone rings.
      • ‘It's time to get up,’ a smooth voice said, barely carrying over the loud buzz of the alarm.
      • Kei groaned as for the third time that morning his hand sleepily fumbled in an attempt to silence the irritating buzz of the battery alarm clock.
      • The loud buzz of the alarm was the only thing that could awaken me.
      • The annoying buzz of my alarm clock awoke me from my dreamless sleep.
      • Suddenly all the indicators began flashing an angry red and several alarms signals went off at once creating a loud cacophony of buzzes, sirens and wails.
      • A little intimidated, I rang, and on hearing a buzz, went up the carpeted stairs.
      • I soon determine that the annoying buzz is coming from the pink alarm clock that lay next to me on the nightstand.
      • The familiar buzz that had rang for the 8 years that she had been at the military academy to nudge her awake did so.
      • I heard the buzz that signaled for me to open the door and I smiled smugly as I walked in.
      • Ironically, she would always find her eyes opening up the moment she heard her alarm clock buzz.
      • Nicole's alarm clock went off that morning with a resounding buzz that seemed louder than usual.
      • I dialled the number and sat listening to the buzzes that represented rings.
      • When the telephone rang, a loud long electronic buzz, everyone flinched, and Danny almost jumped out of his chair.

  • 2 informal

    (from drugs) colocón masculine slang
    I get a real buzz out of surfing el surf me vuelve loco
    • We go on funfair rides, drive fast cars, ride motorbikes, climb highest summits, take part in dangerous sports - all basically for a thrill, a buzz.
    • I get a great buzz and a great thrill every time he rides for me.
    • But shark-feeding dives - where divers get bumped by huge Caribbean reef sharks - are the ultimate buzz for thrill-seekers.
    • She waited for the buzz of tequila to kick in or the stage to improve but neither happened.
    • It's something we've been aiming at all year and certainly now, the buzz does begin to kick in a bit more.
    • Most of us did not feel a thing, not even the expected buzz typical of most stimulants.
    • In fact, the motivations behind body modification are closely linked with those of smokers and skydivers, who get addicted to the pleasurable adrenaline buzz.
    • Any any event, that little buzz of pleasure I get whenever Australia is playing is about to hit.
    • But at therapeutic dose levels, there should not be a perceived buzz or euphoric effect.
    • Every sense and trained alarm was ringing full force and the lovely buzz that the liquor had induced was nothing more than a painful distraction.
    • My smoking buzz is so strong that I cannot walk without flailing about dangerously.
    • If you become a ‘toker’, as time goes on, you'll seek out stronger weed as the buzz becomes less prevalent.
    • I knew it would be hard but I was genuinely excited and got a real buzz from the fact the education authority had asked me to try to sort things out.
    • I just loved performing even then and got a real buzz from it.
    • Everyone in Thailand seemed to sell trips, and without fail got a real buzz from bargaining and offering ‘good price’.
    • But when I get behind the wheel of a powerbeat, I just put my foot down - I get a real buzz!
    • I've got a real buzz from the high sense of achievement I feel.
    • She said: ‘Once you have overcome your initial embarrassment, it gives you a real buzz.’
    • ‘I get a real buzz out of the thought that you can help somebody by doing something like this,’ he said.
    • It really is my passion and it gives me a real buzz.
  • 3British informal

    (rumor, news)
    rumor masculine
    the buzz is that … se rumorea que …
    • But the recent buzz has primarily been about her new relationship with her costar.
    • And you know - you know the buzz about broadcast news, that it's on the decline.
    • The good news is that the buzz has been positive.
    • We heard the negative buzz, and cancelled any immediate plans to do any more on the movie.
    • ‘It's not unusual for those stories to be the buzz in Italy, I'm told,’ he says.
    • I would like to bring to the Speaker's attention the talk on the streets - the ‘goss’, the buzz.
    • How does a really good reporter deal with internet buzz?
    • The buzz is that the film promises a lot of thrills and adventure.
    • Meanwhile, the continuing buzz among sports agents is that he would like to reclaim the organization from the clutches of the corporation.
    • Some prefer our saw chain blades and others prefer the rotary blade, however, the buzz is that some of our competitors think the chainsaw is passé.
    • The buzz is that the engagement of the happy couple has hit a few bumps and, after reportedly tense holidays spent at their house, wedding plans may have been put on hold.
    • In circles where it really matters, the buzz is that she is extremely upset with her brother now, over the trailers getting snipped off.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (bee/bluebottle) zumbar
  • 2

    (telephone/alarm clock) sonar
  • 3

    (be animated)
    to buzz with sth
  • 4

    (reverberate, reel)
    my ears were buzzing me zumbaban los oídos
    • my head was buzzing with all the figures I had to memorize la cabeza me daba vueltas con todos los números que me tenía que aprender

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(call on intercom)

      llamar por el interfono

    • 1.2US informal (call on phone)

      darle un telefonazo a informal
      pegarle un telefonazo a informal
      echarle un telefonazo a Mexico informal
      darle un toque a Spain informal
      • Each C - 47 brought its human cargo over the heart of Paris and buzzed the Eiffel Tower.
      • A year earlier F16s had failed to intercept a Cessna light aircraft that deviated from course, and buzzed the White House.
      • I turned just in time to see a supersonic jet disappear again, after buzzing us from 200 feet.
      • I say reasonably quiet, because about five minutes after I came back, I got buzzed by an F17.
      • He asked if I was the pilot that was under arrest for buzzing Jones Beach and I said yes.

  • 2

    (aircraft) acercarse a


  • 1

    de moda
    en boga