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[broot] /brut/
verb (used with object)
to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about):
The report was bruited through the village.
Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation.
Archaic. rumor; report.
Archaic. noise; din; clamor.
Origin of bruit
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English (noun) < Anglo-French, Old French, noun use of past participle of bruire to roar < Vulgar Latin *brūgere, a conflation of Latin rūgīre to bellow and Vulgar Latin *bragere; see bray1
Related forms
bruiter, noun
Can be confused
bruit, brute. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for bruited
Historical Examples
  • Old rumours there are, that were bruited through the household at Skipford.'

    Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Her fame as hostess and manager was bruited all over France.


    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • When the people heard of it, they laughed, and bruited it about.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta
  • The news of the ftes at St.165 Aliquis has been bruited abroad.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony William Stearns Davis
  • Next day it is bruited abroad in a circle of ten miles that there has been a miracle.

    The Apostles Ernest Renan
  • So the thing had, after all, been bruited and used-what was the source of the information?

    Carnac's Folly, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • In all the land of Nibelungen / the story soon was bruited round.

  • Gossip, too, had been busy while he was absent, and his sayings and doings had been bruited abroad.

    Robert Burns Gabriel Setoun
  • The next day a rumor of the suicide was bruited through the clubs.

    The Pace That Kills Edgar Saltus
  • It is just one of those facts which never get bruited about.

    Of All Things Robert C. Benchley
British Dictionary definitions for bruited


(transitive; often passive) usually foll by about. to report; rumour: it was bruited about that the king was dead
(med) an abnormal sound heard within the body during auscultation, esp a heart murmur
  1. a rumour
  2. a loud outcry; clamour
Word Origin
C15: via French from Medieval Latin brūgītus, probably from Vulgar Latin bragere (unattested) to yell + Latin rugīre to roar
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Word Origin and History for bruited



"to report," 1520s, from bruit (n.) "rumor, tiding, fame, renown" (mid-15c.), from French bruit (n.), from bruire "to make noise, roar," of uncertain origin. Related: Bruited; bruiting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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bruited in Medicine

bruit bru·it (brōō'ē)
A sound, especially an abnormal one, heard in auscultation.

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