v. i.

  1. To make a low, continuous, humming or sibilant sound, like that made by bees with their wings. Hence: To utter a murmuring sound; to speak with a low, humming voice.

v. t.

  1. To sound forth by buzzing.
  2. To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.
  3. To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.
  4. To sound with a "buzz".


  1. A continuous, humming noise, as of bees; a confused murmur, as of general conversation in low tones, or of a general expression of surprise or approbation.
  2. A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously.
  3. The audible friction of voice consonants.