In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of bee, wasp)zumbido masculine
- And in Diepkloof, in the midst of the continuous buzz and hum of the crowds, is a small, quiet spot.
- The monotonous buzz of bees and wasps is familiar to most Southerners, and the insects' stings can be quite painful.
- Dialogue had to be carefully picked out from among the buzz of insects and neighbours chatting.
- There was a kind of green silence to our clearing, interrupted only by the sleepy buzz of insects and the occasional hymn from a passing bird.
- The buzz of insects and the musical chirping of grasshoppers filled the air.
- Then, from somewhere nearby, seemingly above the everyday sounds of the street, came the insect buzz of a tiny motor.
- In the background, cameras whirred like demented bluebottles, adding their drone to the low buzz of conversation.
- However, due to the bar at the back of the room, the constant buzz of conversation was distracting at times.
- Over the sound of the surf I could hear vague shouts and laughter behind me, and the low buzz of many conversations: the beach was filling up.
- The only sounds were the crackling of the fire and the buzz of nocturnal insects waking up.
- Finally, the maddening buzz of the insects and their sting won out and Miri shook herself, wiping her hands over her body to remove the mosquitoes attacking her.
- He listened to the buzz of the insects, the gentle rhythmic accompaniment of the sea.
- The dining hall was alive with the buzz of laughter and conversation.
- A continuous buzz of black flies haloed their heads.
- I was about to lose myself to a dream, when there was a sudden swell, a growing buzz, like bees singing Bach.
- Once in a while, a heart-rending cry would pierce the buzz of conversation.
- I could hear a buzz of echoing conversation as I neared the door.
- The dining room was carpeted, and there was a quiet buzz of conversation from the other guests.
- Instantly the Country air rushed in, carrying the smell of hay and the buzz of little insects.
- There was a buzz of conversation, a rustling of toffee papers, a feel of expectancy.
1.2(of voices)rumor masculinemurmullo masculinethere 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
- He actually felt quite relieved when a buzz sounded at the door; it signaled a little extra help, whether they knew it yet or not.
- Nicole's alarm clock went off that morning with a resounding buzz that seemed louder than usual.
- For sound effects there's a lot of futuristic beeps and buzzes, electrical tones, and the like.
- The buzz of an alarm clock sounded through the room.
- Some people wanted a secure financial future, one wanted to be a role model, almost everyone wanted to escape the irritating buzz of the alarm clock every weekday morning.
- The loud buzz of the alarm was the only thing that could awaken me.
- Jem's words are cut off by the buzz of Olivia's telephone, and Olivia presses the speaker button.
- Suddenly all the indicators began flashing an angry red and several alarms signals went off at once creating a loud cacophony of buzzes, sirens and wails.
- I soon determine that the annoying buzz is coming from the pink alarm clock that lay next to me on the nightstand.
- The buzz of telephones and fax machines fills Lauren's head as she attempts to peruse an investment project put to her by Jake.
- We were confronted by an almost Martian environment of stark rock in a wide assortment of hues and a silence completely unnatural to our modern world of beeps, buzzes and designer cell phone rings.
- Ironically, she would always find her eyes opening up the moment she heard her alarm clock buzz.
- The annoying buzz of my alarm clock awoke me from my dreamless sleep.
- The familiar buzz that had rang for the 8 years that she had been at the military academy to nudge her awake did so.
- I dialled the number and sat listening to the buzzes that represented rings.
- Kei groaned as for the third time that morning his hand sleepily fumbled in an attempt to silence the irritating buzz of the battery alarm clock.
- When the telephone rang, a loud long electronic buzz, everyone flinched, and Danny almost jumped out of his chair.
- I heard the buzz that signaled for me to open the door and I smiled smugly as I walked in.
- ‘It's time to get up,’ a smooth voice said, barely carrying over the loud buzz of the alarm.
- A little intimidated, I rang, and on hearing a buzz, went up the carpeted stairs.
2informal(phone call)to give sb a buzz — darle un toque a algn Spain informal
- I might give her a buzz tomorrow to see what the deal is.
- 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.
3informal(thrill, from drugs)colocón masculine slangI get a real buzz out of surfing — el surf me vuelve loco
- But shark-feeding dives - where divers get bumped by huge Caribbean reef sharks - are the ultimate buzz for thrill-seekers.
- But when I get behind the wheel of a powerbeat, I just put my foot down - I get a real buzz!
- If you become a ‘toker’, as time goes on, you'll seek out stronger weed as the buzz becomes less prevalent.
- ‘I get a real buzz out of the thought that you can help somebody by doing something like this,’ he said.
- She waited for the buzz of tequila to kick in or the stage to improve but neither happened.
- Everyone in Thailand seemed to sell trips, and without fail got a real buzz from bargaining and offering ‘good price’.
- 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.
- It's something we've been aiming at all year and certainly now, the buzz does begin to kick in a bit more.
- It really is my passion and it gives me a real buzz.
- I've got a real buzz from the high sense of achievement I feel.
- I get a great buzz and a great thrill every time he rides for me.
- In fact, the motivations behind body modification are closely linked with those of smokers and skydivers, who get addicted to the pleasurable adrenaline buzz.
- I just loved performing even then and got a real buzz from it.
- Every sense and trained alarm was ringing full force and the lovely buzz that the liquor had induced was nothing more than a painful distraction.
- My smoking buzz is so strong that I cannot walk without flailing about dangerously.
- I knew it would be hard but I was genuinely excited and got a real buzz from the fact the education authority had asked me to try to sort things out.
- She said: ‘Once you have overcome your initial embarrassment, it gives you a real buzz.’
- Most of us did not feel a thing, not even the expected buzz typical of most stimulants.
- But at therapeutic dose levels, there should not be a perceived buzz or euphoric effect.
- Any any event, that little buzz of pleasure I get whenever Australia is playing is about to hit.
4Britishinformal(rumor, news)rumor masculinethe buzz is that ... — corre la voz de que ...
- I would like to bring to the Speaker's attention the talk on the streets - the ‘goss’, the buzz.
- The buzz is that the film promises a lot of thrills and adventure.
- But the recent buzz has primarily been about her new relationship with her costar.
- The buzz is that the engagement of the happy couple has hit a few bumps and, after reportedly tense holidays spent at their house, wedding plans may have been put on hold.
- Meanwhile, the continuing buzz among sports agents is that he would like to reclaim the organization from the clutches of the corporation.
- ‘It's not unusual for those stories to be the buzz in Italy, I'm told,’ he says.
- In circles where it really matters, the buzz is that she is extremely upset with her brother now, over the trailers getting snipped off.
- And you know - you know the buzz about broadcast news, that it's on the decline.
- How does a really good reporter deal with internet buzz?
- Some prefer our saw chain blades and others prefer the rotary blade, however, the buzz is that some of our competitors think the chainsaw is passé.
- We heard the negative buzz, and cancelled any immediate plans to do any more on the movie.
- The good news is that the buzz has been positive.
2(telephone/alarm clock) sonar
3(be animated)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
4(reverberate, reel)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
1(call on intercom)llamar por el interfono
2USinformal(call on phone)darle un telefonazo a informalpegarle un telefonazo a informalecharle un telefonazo a Mexico informaldarle un toque a Spain informal
3(aircraft) acercarse a
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