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bruit

noun
Updated on: 1 Mar 2018

Definition of bruit

1 \ˈbrüt\ archaic
a : noise, din
b : report, rumor
2 \ˈbrü-ē\
[French, literally, noise]
: any of several generally abnormal sounds heard on auscultation

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Examples of bruit in a Sentence

  1. a film that captures the thunderous fury of medieval warfare and the bruit of a thousand clashing swords

Origin and Etymology of bruit

Middle English, from Anglo-French, noise

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bruit

verb \ ˈbrüt \

Definition of bruit

: report, rumor usually used with about
  • word of his imminent dismissal was bruited about

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First Known Use of bruit

15th century


Medical Dictionary

bruit

noun \ ˈbrü-ē \

medical Definition of bruit

: any of several generally abnormal sounds heard on auscultation
  • an audible bruit produced by an artery

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