Translation of buzz in Spanish:

buzz

Pronunciation: /bʌz/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of bee, wasp) zumbido (masculine)
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    • 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.
    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)
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    • 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.
  • 2 (phone call) [colloquial/familiar] to give sb a buzz darle* or pegarle* or (Mexico/México) echarle un telefonazo a algn [colloquial/familiar], darle* un toque a algn (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Give me a buzz tomorrow if you'd like and I can go over the details with you.
    • If you need help debugging it, you're more than welcome to give me a buzz tomorrow.
    • I might give her a buzz tomorrow to see what the deal is.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 4 (rumor, news) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], rumor (masculine) the buzz is that … se rumorea que …, corre la voz de que …

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [bee/bluebottle] zumbar 1.2 [telephone/alarm clock] sonar* 1.3 (be animated) (usually in -ing form/generalmente en forma -ing)to buzz with sth the town was buzzing with rumors la ciudad era un hervidero de rumores the Boston arts scene is really buzzing hay una actividad febril en el mundo artístico de Boston 1.4 (reverberate, reel) (usually in -ing form/generalmente en forma -ing) 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/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (call on intercom) llamar por el interfono 1.2 (call on phone) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], darle* or pegarle* or (Mexico/México) echarle un telefonazo a [colloquial/familiar], darle* un toque a (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 [aircraft] acercarse* a

adjective/adjetivo

  • (before noun/delante del nombre) de moda, en boga

Phrasal verbs

buzz about

buzz around
verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [person] trajinar 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (spread about) [rumor] hacer* correr, propagar*

buzz off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] (usually in imperative/generalmente en imperativo) largarse* [colloquial/familiar], picar* (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.