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Definition of "bruit" [bruit]

  • To spread news of; repeat. (verb-transitive)
  • Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation. (noun)
  • Archaic A rumor. (noun)
  • Archaic A din; a clamor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bruit" in a sentence
  • "These he laid on a table until he had placed his head close to Kent's hearty listening to what he called the bruit -- the rushing of blood through the aneurismal sac."
  • "22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons."
  • "Exceptions: Your doctor hears a swishing sound, called a bruit, with a stethoscope, or you have had a stroke or mini-stroke. 7."