buzzing

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English

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Etymology

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From buzz +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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buzzing (countable and uncountable, plural buzzings)

  1. gerund of buzz
    • 1549 April 22 (Gregorian calendar), Hughe Latymer [i.e., Hugh Latimer], Augustine Bernher, compiler, “[27 Sermons Preached by the Ryght Reuerende Father in God and Constant Matir of Iesus Christe, Maister Hugh Latimer, [].] The Syxte Sermon of Maister Hugh Latymer, whiche He Preached before K. Edward [VI], the XII. Day of Aprill.”, in Certayn Godly Sermons, Made uppon the Lords Prayer, [], London: [] John Day, [], published 1562, →OCLC, folio 73, recto:
      Surely it is an yl miſorder yͭ folk ſhalbe walking vp & down in the ſermon time (as I haue ſene in this place this Lent: & there ſhalbe ſuch huſſyng & buſſyng in the preachers eare, that it maketh hym oftentymes to forget his matter.
  2. The sound produced by something that buzzes.
    I can hear buzzing coming from the television.

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Verb

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buzzing

  1. present participle and gerund of buzz

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