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bruit

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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.
noun
Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation.
Archaic. rumor; report.
Archaic. noise; din; clamor.
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Origin of bruit

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bruit

bruiter, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bruit

bruit , brute

Words nearby bruit

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British Dictionary definitions for bruit

bruit
/ (bruːt) /

verb
(tr; often passive usually foll by about) to report; rumourit was bruited about that the king was dead
noun
med an abnormal sound heard within the body during auscultation, esp a heart murmur
archaic
  1. a rumour
  2. a loud outcry; clamour

Word Origin for bruit

C15: via French from Medieval Latin brūgītus, probably from Vulgar Latin bragere (unattested) to yell + Latin rugīre to roar
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