Origin of bruitMiddle English ; from OFr, noise, uproar, rumor ; from bruire, to rumble, probably ; from Classical Latin rugire, to roar; uncertain or unknown; perhaps influenced, influence by Vulgar Latin an unverified form bragire, to bray
to spread a report of; rumor: often with about
transitive verbbruit·ed, bruit·ing, bruits
To spread news of; repeat.
- Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
- Archaic a. A rumor.b. A din; a clamor.
Origin of bruitFrom Middle English, noise, from Old French, past participle of bruire, to roar, from Vulgar Latin *brūgīre (blend of Latin rūgīre and Vulgar Latin *bragere, to bray, of Celtic origin).
(third-person singular simple present bruits, present participle bruiting, simple past and past participle bruited)
From Old French bruit.