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tr.v. bruit·ed, bruit·ing, bruits
To spread news of; repeat.
1. (also bro͞o′ē) Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
a. A rumor.
b. A din; a clamor.
[From Middle English, noise, from Old French, past participle of bruire, to roar, from Vulgar Latin *brūgīre (blend of Latin rūgīre Vulgar Latin *bragere, to bray, of Celtic origin).]
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(usually foll by: about) to report; rumour: it was bruited about that the king was dead.
1. (Pathology) med an abnormal sound heard within the body during auscultation, esp a heart murmur
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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1. to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive): The report was bruited through town.n.
2. any generally abnormal sound heard on auscultation.
3. Archaic. rumor.
[1400–50; late Middle English (n.) < Anglo-French, Old French, n. use of past participle of bruire to roar]
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Past participle: bruited
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|Verb||1.||bruit - tell or spread rumors; "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"|
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bruit(o.f.) [bruːt] VT to bruit about (US) (liter) → rumorear
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