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
- Then, from somewhere nearby, seemingly above the everyday sounds of the street, came the insect buzz of a tiny motor.
- However, due to the bar at the back of the room, the constant buzz of conversation was distracting at times.
- The dining hall was alive with the buzz of laughter and conversation.
- A continuous buzz of black flies haloed their heads.
- 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.
- In the background, cameras whirred like demented bluebottles, adding their drone to the low buzz of conversation.
- The monotonous buzz of bees and wasps is familiar to most Southerners, and the insects' stings can be quite painful.
- The buzz of insects and the musical chirping of grasshoppers filled the air.
- The dining room was carpeted, and there was a quiet buzz of conversation from the other guests.
- I was about to lose myself to a dream, when there was a sudden swell, a growing buzz, like bees singing Bach.
- Instantly the Country air rushed in, carrying the smell of hay and the buzz of little insects.
- The only sounds were the crackling of the fire and the buzz of nocturnal insects waking up.
- Once in a while, a heart-rending cry would pierce the buzz of conversation.
- And in Diepkloof, in the midst of the continuous buzz and hum of the crowds, is a small, quiet spot.
- 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.
- I could hear a buzz of echoing conversation as I neared the door.
- Dialogue had to be carefully picked out from among the buzz of insects and neighbours chatting.
- He listened to the buzz of the insects, the gentle rhythmic accompaniment of the sea.
- There was a buzz of conversation, a rustling of toffee papers, a feel of expectancy.
- 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.
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
- Ironically, she would always find her eyes opening up the moment she heard her alarm clock buzz.
- Nicole's alarm clock went off that morning with a resounding buzz that seemed louder than usual.
- The buzz of an alarm clock sounded through the room.
- 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.
- The familiar buzz that had rang for the 8 years that she had been at the military academy to nudge her awake did so.
- 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.
- When the telephone rang, a loud long electronic buzz, everyone flinched, and Danny almost jumped out of his chair.
- 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.
- The annoying buzz of my alarm clock awoke me from my dreamless sleep.
- I soon determine that the annoying buzz is coming from the pink alarm clock that lay next to me on the nightstand.
- Jem's words are cut off by the buzz of Olivia's telephone, and Olivia presses the speaker button.
- 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.
- For sound effects there's a lot of futuristic beeps and buzzes, electrical tones, and the like.
- ‘It's time to get up,’ a smooth voice said, barely carrying over the loud buzz of the alarm.
- 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.
- A little intimidated, I rang, and on hearing a buzz, went up the carpeted stairs.
- I dialled the number and sat listening to the buzzes that represented rings.
- I heard the buzz that signaled for me to open the door and I smiled smugly as I walked in.
- 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 loud buzz of the alarm was the only thing that could awaken me.
2informal(thrill)(from drugs) colocón masculine slangI get a real buzz out of surfing — el surf me vuelve loco
- She said: ‘Once you have overcome your initial embarrassment, it gives you a real buzz.’
- 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 really is my passion and it gives me a real buzz.
- I just loved performing even then and got a real buzz from it.
- 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.
- Most of us did not feel a thing, not even the expected buzz typical of most stimulants.
- It's something we've been aiming at all year and certainly now, the buzz does begin to kick in a bit more.
- 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 get a great buzz and a great thrill every time he rides for me.
- 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.
- Everyone in Thailand seemed to sell trips, and without fail got a real buzz from bargaining and offering ‘good price’.
- ‘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.
- My smoking buzz is so strong that I cannot walk without flailing about dangerously.
- If you become a ‘toker’, as time goes on, you'll seek out stronger weed as the buzz becomes less prevalent.
- But when I get behind the wheel of a powerbeat, I just put my foot down - I get a real buzz!
- 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.
- I've got a real buzz from the high sense of achievement I feel.
- But shark-feeding dives - where divers get bumped by huge Caribbean reef sharks - are the ultimate buzz for thrill-seekers.
3British informal(rumor, news)rumor masculinethe buzz is that … — se rumorea que …
- 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.
- I would like to bring to the Speaker's attention the talk on the streets - the ‘goss’, the buzz.
- We heard the negative buzz, and cancelled any immediate plans to do any more on the movie.
- 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.
- The buzz is that the film promises a lot of thrills and adventure.
- 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.
- But the recent buzz has primarily been about her new relationship with her costar.
- 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.
- The good news is that the buzz has been positive.
- How does a really good reporter deal with internet buzz?
2(alarm clock/telephone) 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
1.1(call on intercom)llamar por el interfono
1.2US informal (call on phone)darle un telefonazo a informalpegarle un telefonazo a informalecharle un telefonazo a Mexico informaldarle un toque a Spain informal
- A year earlier F16s had failed to intercept a Cessna light aircraft that deviated from course, and buzzed the White House.
- He asked if I was the pilot that was under arrest for buzzing Jones Beach and I said yes.
- Each C - 47 brought its human cargo over the heart of Paris and buzzed the Eiffel Tower.
- I say reasonably quiet, because about five minutes after I came back, I got buzzed by an F17.
- I turned just in time to see a supersonic jet disappear again, after buzzing us from 200 feet.
2(aircraft) acercarse a
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