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  1. mist; fog.
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Origin of brume

1800–10; < French: fog < Provençal bruma < Latin brūma winter, orig. winter solstice, contraction of *brevima (diēs) shortest (day); see breve
Related formsbru·mous [broo-muh s] /ˈbru məs/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • "Brume brume on hill," is also mentioned in the Complayat of Scotland.

    Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3)

    Walter Scott

  • It lifts its heavy bracts of flattened bloom Against the sky Hazily grey with brume.

    Goblins and Pagodas

    John Gould Fletcher

  • The possibilities of each night were doomed by the French report, "Brume dans les valles!"

    'Green Balls'

    Paul Bewsher

British Dictionary definitions for brume


  1. poetic heavy mist or fog
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Derived Formsbrumous, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from French: mist, winter, from Latin brūma, contracted from brevissima diēs the shortest day
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Word Origin and History for brume


"fog, mist," 1808, from French brume "fog" (14c.), in Old French, "wintertime," from Latin bruma "winter," perhaps with an original sense "season of the shortest day," from *brevima, contracted from brevissima, superlative of brevis "short" (see brief (adj.)).

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