Definition of Bruit

1. Verb. Tell or spread rumors. "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"

Exact synonyms: Rumor, Rumour
Generic synonyms: Dish The Dirt, Gossip
Derivative terms: Rumor, Rumour

Definition of Bruit

1. n. Report; rumor; fame.

2. v. t. To report; to noise abroad.

Definition of Bruit

1. Verb. (US archaic British) to spread, promulgate or disseminate a rumour, news etc. ¹

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Definition of Bruit

1. to spread news of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Bruit

1. An unexpected audible swishing sound or murmur heard over an artery or vascular channel. Indicates increased turbulence often caused by a partial obstruction. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bruit

bruise up
bruit (current term)
bruit de Roger
bruit de canon
bruit de claquement
bruit de cuir neuf
bruit de diable
bruit de frolement
bruit de galop
bruit de la roue de moulin
bruit de lime
bruit de rappel
bruit de scie
bruit de scie ou de rape
bruit de soufflet
bruit de tabourka

Literary usage of Bruit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"bruit DE DIABLE, Ronflement du Diable, bruit de souffle à double courant ... The sound afforded on percussion when organs are filled with liquid and bruit ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"In a patient who is so far recovered as to present no cardiac bruit at all in the erect posture, there may be a loud bruit at the apex and in the axilla, ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"A loud, ringing, short, sharp bruit could be heard, much like the sound made by tapping ... The symptoms in their order of development are: throbbing bruit, ..."

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