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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.
    1. a.
      a lively positive feeling among a group of people or in a particular place
      There’s been a definite buzz about the place since the new manager arrived.
  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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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