Origin: Middle English ; from Old French 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
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transitive verb bruit·ed, bruit·ing, bruits
- also Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
- Archaic a. A rumor.b. A din; a clamor.
Origin: From 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).
bruit - Medical Definition