from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To spread news of; repeat.
- n. Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
- n. Archaic A rumor.
- n. Archaic A din; a clamor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Rumour, talk, hearsay.
- v. to spread, promulgate or disseminate a rumour, news etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Report; rumor; fame.
- n. An abnormal sound of several kinds, heard on auscultation.
- transitive v. To report; to noise abroad.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. tell or spread rumors
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. "
I had no mentation the promulgate would spread b bruit about into notable notice such irrefutable reactions in people, but I acumen unquestionably strongly with compliments to self-determination of language and allowing ideas to be unconstrainedly circulated.
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'