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bruit (verb) – To spread news of; repeat.
(noun) – 1. (also bro?o?? ) Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
(a) A rumour.
(b) A din; a clamour.
auscultation (noun) – 1. The act of listening.
2. (Medicine) The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.
Source : The Free Dictionary
Etymology : Back in the days of Middle English, the Anglo-French noun bruit, meaning “clamor” or “noise,” rattled into English. Soon English speakers were also using it to mean “report” or “rumor” (it was applied especially to favorable reports). They also began using bruit the way the verb noise was used (and still occasionally is) with the meaning “to spread by rumor or report” (as in “The scandal was quickly noised about”). The English noun bruit is now considered archaic, apart from a medical sense that is pronounced like the French word and refers to one of the abnormal sounds heard on auscultation.