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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rumor, rumour, bruitverb

    tell or spread rumors

    "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"


  1. bruitverb

    to spread, promulgate or disseminate a rumour, news etc.

    Etymology: From bruit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bruitnoun

    report; rumor; fame

  2. Bruitnoun

    an abnormal sound of several kinds, heard on auscultation

  3. Bruitverb

    to report; to noise abroad


  1. Bruit

    Bruit is the term for the unusual sound that blood makes when it rushes past an obstruction in an artery when the sound is auscultated with the bell portion of a stethoscope. The term "bruit," the French word for "noise," simply refers to the sound. A related term is "vascular murmur", which should not be confused with a heart murmur. The location of the stethoscope when the sound is observed can affect the diagnosis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bruit

    brōōt, n. noise: something noised abroad: a rumour or report.—v.t. to noise abroad: to report: to celebrate. [Fr. bruit—Fr. bruire; cf. Low L. brugītus; prob. imit.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Bruit

    a report or rumor. a sound, especially an abnormal one, heard through a stethoscope; a murmur.

    Submitted by rinat on July 9, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bruit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bruit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bruit in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The noise hides the silence. It does not destroy the silence. (Le bruit cache le silence. - Il ne détruit le silence.)

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La vie est toujours ce que vous faites de lui, mais il est souvent plein de surprises et de rebondissements inattendus. Dramaturge William Shakespeare a écrit que la vie est une histoire racontée par un idiot, plein de bruit et de fureur, qui ne signifie rien. En réalité, votre vie est une histoire écrite par nul autre que vous; et il est toujours à vous de le rendre intéressant, utile, et merveilleux.

  3. Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio:

    De temps en temps il s'arrête de mâcher son chewing-gum, il entrouve ses lèvres et il souffle une bulle. La bulle verte se gonfle, se distend, puis elle explose avec un bruit sec. On appelle ça un bubble-gum.

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