Monday, August 25, 2008

Word of the Week #17

bruit - [broot] - transitive verb (which just means a verb that takes an object. But before you go being impressed, I had to look it up)

Definition: to report, to noise abroad

Usage: Presidential hopeful Barrack Obama's choice for VP was widely bruited about in the media before it was officially announced.

Interesting trivia: Bruit comes from Old French, from the past participle of bruire, "to roar."

1 comment:

Tavia said...

Also, as a noun in my profession you will find its meaning to be: a sound, typically an abnormal one, heard through a stethoscope; a murmur.
I like your word definitions...but I usually don't tell people that I also enjoy reading the dictionary from time to time.