how to pronounce buzz


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the above transcription of buzz is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

buzz is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of buzz in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a bit contested Buzz Aldrin claims that …”

meanings of buzz


  1. To drink to the bottom.
  2. To communicate with (a person) by means of a buzzer.
  3. To show a high level of activity and haste (alluding to the common simile "busy as a bee"). Often in the colloquial imperative "Buzz off!".
  4. To utter a murmuring sound; to speak with a low, humming voice.
  5. (intransitive) To make a low, continuous, humming or sibilant sound, like that made by bees with their wings.
  6. To cut the hair in a close-cropped military style, or buzzcut.
  7. To fly while making such a sound.
  8. To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an undertone; to spread, as a report, by whispers or secretly.
  9. To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.
  10. To fly at high speed and at a very low altitude over a specified area, as to make a surprise pass.


  1. A whisper.
  2. A rush or feeling of energy or excitement; a feeling of slight intoxication.
  3. The audible friction of voice consonants.
  4. Major topic of conversation; widespread rumor; information spread behind the scenes.
  5. A telephone call or e-mail.
  6. A continuous, humming noise, as of bees; a confused murmur, as of general conversation in low tones.


  1. A male given name.

buzz frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word buzz occurs in english on average 11.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics buzz can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that buzz can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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