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Webster 1913 Edition


Bruit

Bruit

,
Noun.
[OE.
bruit
,
brut
, noise, bruit, F.
bruit
, fr. LL.
brugitus
; cf. L.
rugire
to roar; perh. influenced by the source of E.
bray
to make a harsh noise, Armor.
brud
bruit.]
1.
Report; rumor; fame.
The
bruit
thereof will bring you many friends.
Shakespeare
2.
[French pron. [GREEK].]
(Med.)
An abnormal sound of several kinds, heard on auscultation.

Bruit

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Bruited
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Bruiting
.]
To report; to noise abroad.
I find thou art no less than fame hath
bruited
.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Bruit

BRUIT

,
Noun.
Report; rumor; fame.

BRUIT

,
Verb.
T.
To report; to noise abroad.

Definition 2022


bruit

bruit

See also: brúit

English

Noun

bruit (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Rumour, talk, hearsay.
    • 1590, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III, Act IV, Scene 7
      Brother, we will proclaim you out of hand: / The bruit thereof will bring you many friends.
    • 1607, William Shakespeare, The Life of Timon of Athens
      But yet I love my country, and am not / One that rejoices in the common wreck, / As common bruit doth put it.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “Ep./1/1”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
      And so it had always pleased M. Stutz to expect great things from the dark young man whom he had first seen in his early twenties ; and his expectations had waxed rather than waned on hearing the faint bruit of the love of Ivor and Virginia—for Virginia, M. Stutz thought, would bring fineness to a point in a man like Ivor Marlay, […].
  2. (medicine) An abnormal sound heard on auscultation. (French pronunciation)

Translations

Verb

bruit (third-person singular simple present bruits, present participle bruiting, simple past and past participle bruited)

  1. (US, archaic British) to spread, promulgate or disseminate a rumour, news etc.
    • 1590, Thomas Hariot, A Brief and True Report of the new found land of Virginia,
      There haue bin diuers and variable reportes with some slaunderous and shamefull speeches bruited abroade by many that returned from thence.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 2, lines 127–128,
      And the King's rouse the heaven shall bruit again,
      Re-speaking earthly thunder.
    • 1997, Don DeLillo, Underworld,
      Paranoid. Now he knew what it meant, this word that was bandied and bruited so easily, and he sensed the connections being made around him.
    • 2010 August 4, Darren Murph, “China's maglev trains to hit 1,000km/h in three years”, in Engadget, retrieved 2013-03-18:
      … it's bruited that the tunnel would cost "10 to 20 million yuan …

French

Etymology

From Old French bruit, use as a noun of the past participle form of bruire (to roar), from a Proto-Romance alteration (by association with braire (cry)) of Latin rugitus (roar); cf. Vulgar Latin *brūgitus < *brūgere. Compare Spanish ruido, Portuguese ruído. Cf. also rut.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁɥi/

Noun

bruit m (plural bruits)

  1. a noise
  2. a rumor or report

Derived terms

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Old French

Etymology

From the past participle of bruire, or a Vulgar Latin *brūgitus < *brūgere, as an alteration of Latin rugitus < rugīre.

Noun

bruit m (oblique plural bruiz or bruitz, nominative singular bruiz or bruitz, nominative plural bruit)

  1. noise; sounds

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