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.
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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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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