bzzt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Interjection[edit]

bzzt

  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound of a buzzer or of electricity.
    • 1921, Alfred Emanuel Smith, New Outlook
      The buzzer on Matthew's desk rang violently at this point, bzzt-bzzt...
    • 2000, Linda P Acredolo, Susan Goodwyn, Baby minds: brain-building games your baby will love
      You sing him a new song, bzzt — a connection is made. You tickle his toes, bzzt — there goes another.
    • 2001, Keith R A DeCandido, Rockne S O'Bannon, Farscape: House of Cards
      Pressing an imaginary button, Crichton said, "Bzzt! Wrong answer."

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