MEANING :1. (n.) (medicine) any general abnormal sound heard on auscultation (the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis).
2. (n.) (archaic) rumour; report
3. (n.) (archaic) noise; din; clamour
4. (tr. v.) to spread rumour; repeatUSAGE EXAMPLE:The bruit detected by the doctor using a stethoscope indicated that the patient needed medical attention.