from The Century Dictionary.
- To make a buzzing or humming, like a bee, or a top when spinning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb rare To hum; to buzz.
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- verb rare To
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- verb make a buzzing sound
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jmjarmstrong commented on the word bombilate
JM can't hear the humming above the buzzing so shouts "Bombilate Away!" to clear the air.
October 17, 2009
milosrdenstvi commented on the word bombilate
Related to bumblebee -- possibly etymologically through Greek bombulos, but possibly only onomatopoetically.
October 19, 2009
michaelt42 commented on the word bombilate
"The entire building was bombilating like a cicada."
Matt Cantor; Some Cures for Noisy Neighbors; The Berkeley Daily Planet (California); Oct 9, 2008.
Actually, cicadas stridulate.
May 12, 2013