- 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
Related Words for bruitednoise, blazon, disseminate, whisper, promulgate, broadcast, spread, propagate, report, gossip, advertise, circulate
Examples from the Web for bruited
Historical Examples of bruited
Old rumours there are, that were bruited through the household at Skipford.'Curious, if True
Her fame as hostess and manager was bruited all over France.Brittany
Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
When the people heard of it, they laughed, and bruited it about.The Kath Sarit Sgara
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
- (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 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.