bruit

[broot]
verb (used with object)
1.
to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about ): The report was bruited through the village.
noun
2.
Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation.
3.
Archaic. rumor; report.
4.
Archaic. noise; din; clamor.

Origin:
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

bruiter, noun

bruit, brute.
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bruit (bruːt)
 
vb (usually foll by about)
1.  to report; rumour: it was bruited about that the king was dead
 
n
2.  med an abnormal sound heard within the body during auscultation, esp a heart murmur
3.  archaic
 a.  a rumour
 b.  a loud outcry; clamour
 
[C15: via French from Medieval Latin brūgītus, probably from Vulgar Latin bragere (unattested) to yell + Latin rugīre to roar]

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bruit
"to report," 1520s, from bruit (n.) "rumor, tiding" (mid-15c.), from Fr. bruit (n.), from bruire "to make noise, roar," of uncertain origin.
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Medical Dictionary

bruit bru·it (brōō'ē)
n.
A sound, especially an abnormal one, heard in auscultation.

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Bruit definition


a rumour or report (Jer. 10:22, R.V. "rumour;" Nah. 3:19).

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Example sentences
The doctor may hear a loud whooshing sound, called a bruit, when listening to the kidney area with a stethoscope.
The doctor may hear an abnormal sound called a bruit when placing a stethoscope over the neck arteries.
Your doctor may hear something called a bruit when using a stethoscope to listen to your blood flow.
For example, a loud whooshing sound called a bruit may be heard over the aorta or renal artery.
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