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American English: /bəz/
British English: /bʌz/

Translation of buzz in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (of bee, wasp)
    Example sentences
    • 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) there was a buzz of excitement in the lecture hall
    hubo un murmullo de agitación en la sala de conferencias
    1.3 (as signal)
    Example sentences
    • 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]to give somebody a buzz
    darle or pegarle un telefonazo a alguien [colloquial]
    echarle un telefonazo a alguien (Mexico) [colloquial]
    darle un toque a alguien (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (thrill) [colloquial] (from drugs) (thrill) I get a real buzz out of surfing
    el surf me vuelve loco
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 (rumor, news) (British) [colloquial] the buzz is that …
    se rumorea que …
    corre la voz de que …
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 2
    (telephone/alarm clock)
  • 3 (be animated) (usually in -ing form) to buzz with somethingthe 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
  • 4 (reverberate, reel) (usually in -ing form) my ears were buzzing 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

  • 1 1.1 (call on intercom)
    llamar por el interfono
    1.2 (call on phone) (US) [colloquial]
    darle un telefonazo a [colloquial]
    pegarle un telefonazo a [colloquial]
    echarle un telefonazo a (Mexico) [colloquial]
    darle un toque a (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Each C - 47 brought its human cargo over the heart of Paris and buzzed the Eiffel Tower.
    • A year earlier F16s had failed to intercept a Cessna light aircraft that deviated from course, and buzzed the White House.
    • I turned just in time to see a supersonic jet disappear again, after buzzing us from 200 feet.
  • 2
    acercarse a


  • (before noun)
    de moda
    en boga

Phrasal verbs

buzz about

buzz around
1verb + adverb
2verb + object + adverb (spread about)
hacer correr

buzz off

verb + adverb
[colloquial] (usually in imperative)
largarse [colloquial]
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