American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To spread news of; repeat.
- n. Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
- n. Archaic A rumor.
- n. Archaic A din; a clamor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Report; rumor; fame.
- n. A noise; a loud sound; a din.
- n. [Mod. F., pron. brwē.] In pathology, the name given to sounds of various nature, in general abnormal, produced in the body, or evoked in it, by percussion or succussion: used to some extent in English.
- To announce with noise; report; noise abroad.
- To give forth sound; sound.
- n. archaic Rumour, talk, hearsay.
- v. US, archaic British to spread, promulgate or disseminate a rumour, news etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Report; rumor; fame.
- n. (Med.) An abnormal sound of several kinds, heard on auscultation.
- v. To report; to noise abroad.
- v. tell or spread rumors
- From Old French bruit. (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English, noise, from Old French, past participle of bruire, to roar, from Vulgar Latin *brūgīre (blend of Latin rūgīre and Vulgar Latin *bragere, to bray, of Celtic origin). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These he laid on a table until he had placed his head close to Kent's hearty listening to what he called the bruit -- the rushing of blood through the aneurismal sac.”
“22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.”
“Exceptions: Your doctor hears a swishing sound, called a bruit, with a stethoscope, or you have had a stroke or mini-stroke. 7.”
“Exceptions: Your doctor hears a swishing sound, called a bruit, with a stethoscope, or you have had a stroke or mini-stroke.7.”
“I am heading to your region soon to get away from the Paris "bruit", and maybe I will run into you and your mom in one of your friendly villages you frequent.”
“Randolph, though an egregious gossip, says of the Four Maries, "they are all good," but Knox writes that "the ballads of that age" did witness to the "bruit" or reputation of these maidens.”
“But the most remarkable feature of this strange assembly amid all the voting and "bruit" is the dramatic silence of the”
“Heaven, I am a better Christian man than thou and thy fellowship; for the 'bruit' goeth shrewdly out, that the most holy Order of the Temple of Zion nurseth not a few heretics within its bosom, and that Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert is of the number. ”
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“Others from the same family: 'Qu'est-ce que c'est qui est orange et fait un bruit comme un perroquet' 'Une carrotte'; 'Qu'est-ce que c'est qui est marron et collant' 'Un baton”
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