(something) buzzing around

"Buzz" is a word that describes a sound. "Buzzing" is a kind of medium- to high-pitched noise that is made by:

  • flies
  • bees
  • a broken fan
  • a cell phone that's ringing while in silent mode
  • a far-away helicopter

In addition to describing a sound, "buzz" can also describe the action of an insect flying around while making a buzzing noise.

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