Synonyms of buzz in English:


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See Spanish definition of zumbido


1‘the buzz of the bees’

hum, humming, buzzing, murmur, drone, whir, whirring, fizz, fizzing, fuzz, hiss, singing, whisper
British informal zizz
Medicine tinnitus
literary bombination, bombilation, susurration, susurrus
rare sibilation

2‘there was an insistent buzz from her control panel’

audible warning, purr, purring, ring, ringing, note, tone, beep, bleep, meep, warble, signal, alarm, alert

3‘I'll give you a buzz’

call, phone call, telephone call
British ring
British informal bell, tinkle

4‘the buzz is that he's gone’

rumour, gossip, story, word, report, whisper, speculation, insinuation, suggestion, hint
on dit
West Indian shu-shu
British informal goss
North American informal scuttlebutt
US informal tea
Australian, New Zealand informal furphy
South African informal skinder

5‘I got a buzz out of seeing the kids' faces’

thrill, feeling of excitement, feeling of euphoria, stimulation, glow, tingle
delight, joy, pleasure, fun, enjoyment
informal kick
North American informal charge


1‘bees buzzed in the clover’

hum, drone, bumble, whir, fizz, fuzz, hiss, sing, murmur, whisper
British informal zizz
literary bombinate, bombilate, susurrate
rare sibilate

2‘the intercom on her desk buzzed’

purr, sound, reverberate, ring, beep, bleep, warble

3‘the director buzzed around checking camera angles’

bustle, scurry, scuttle, scramble, scamper, flutter, fuss
hurry, hasten, make haste, rush, race, dash, run, sprint, tear, shoot, charge, chase, career
British scutter
informal scoot, beetle, whizz, hare, zoom, zip

4‘the club is buzzing with excitement’

have an air of
be active, be lively, be busy, bustle, be bustling, hum, throb, vibrate, pulse, whirl