buzzy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From buzz +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buzzy ‎(comparative buzzier, superlative buzziest)

  1. Having a buzzing sound.
    • 1988 March 11, Kyle Gann, “Music Notes: Nicolas Collins plays the radio”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Collins shifts the slide, and the trumpet phrase gets faster and faster until it blurs into a buzzy pitch.
  2. (informal) Being the subject of cultural buzz.
    • 2007 January 21, Richard Siklos, “Big Media’s Crush on Social Networking”, in New York Times[2]:
      This time, my host asked me if I was part of LinkedIn, a buzzy Web site intended to link people with similar business interests.

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