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Word of the Day 12/11/16 Bruit

Bruit (verb, noun)
bruit [broot]


verb (used with object)
1. to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about): The report was bruited through the village.

noun
2. Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation.
3. Archaic. rumor; report.
4. Archaic. noise; din; clamor.

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Can be confused
brute.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English (noun) < Anglo-French, Old French, noun use of past participle of bruire to roar < Vulgar Latin *brūgere, a conflation of Latin rūgīre to bellow and Vulgar Latin *bragere; see bray

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