Bruit



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.
Historical Examples

The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia S. J. (Silvanus Jackson) Quinn
Royal Edinburgh Margaret Oliphant
Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang
Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall Jean K. Baird
Legends of Loudoun Harrison Williams
Aucassin and Nicolete Andrew Lang
The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley
Aucassin and Nicolete Andrew Lang

verb
(transitive; often passive) usually foll by about. to report; rumour: it was bruited about that the king was dead
noun
(med) an abnormal sound heard within the body during auscultation, esp a heart murmur
(archaic)

a rumour
a loud outcry; clamour

v.

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