[ 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.
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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 bruitbruit·er, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bruitbruit brute
Words nearby bruit
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British Dictionary definitions for bruits
/ (bruːt) /
(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
C15: via French from Medieval Latin brūgītus, probably from Vulgar Latin bragere (unattested) to yell + Latin rugīre to roar
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Medical definitions for bruits
[ brōō′ē ]
A sound, especially an abnormal one, heard in auscultation.
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