- 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
Examples from the Web for bruit
The bruit revived, which had broken out a year before—that the house was haunted.David Elginbrod
There was no headache and the man himself did not notice the bruit.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
By this doing the King heard the common brute (bruit) of himself.Royal Edinburgh
This that my brethren report may well be true, and yet I take no shame in the bruit or “fama.”A Monk of Fife
They bruit of wars—that thunder heard in dreams; Huge insurrections, and dynastic changes Resolved in blood.My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale
- (tr; often passive usually foll by about) to report; rumourit was bruited about that the king was dead
- med an abnormal sound heard within the body during auscultation, esp a heart murmur
- a rumour
- a loud outcry; clamour
Word Origin and History for bruit
"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.
- A sound, especially an abnormal one, heard in auscultation.