ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,


bruit (/bro͞ot/),
verb:  To spread or report a rumor.
Noun:  1. (archaic) A report or rumor.
2.  (medical) An audible vascular sound associated with turbulent blood flow (as when rushing past an obstruction).

From the 1500s, from French bruire, to make a noise or to roar.

Although the first definition for the noun is consistently listed as archaic or obsolete, the verb is not.  I'm not sure why.
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