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noun [singular] buzz pronunciation in British English /bʌz/
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  1. 1
    the continuous sound that an insect makes
    1. a.
      a sound like this made by something such as a machine

      the constant buzz of the air conditioning

    2. b.
      the sound of a lot of people talking at the same time

      the low buzz of occasional conversation

  2. 2
    informal a strong feeling of pleasure or excitement

    I get a real buzz out of playing in front of an audience.

  3. 3
    informal information that people are talking about that is not official and is not definitely true

    The film is getting a lot of good buzz (=people are saying good things about it) in Hollywood.

    The buzz among fans is that their idol is about to get married.

  4. 4
    mainly American informal a pleasant feeling of being slightly drunk
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