Meaning of bruit

bruit

Pronunciation: (brt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often fol. by about): The report was bruited through the village.
—n.
  1. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation.
  2. rumor; report.
  3. noise; din; clamor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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