bruit [brut] n.
1.) Report; rumor; fame.
2.) [Med.] An abnormal sound of several kinds, heard on ausculation.
1.) To report; to noise abroad(GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English).
Etymology: Old English brut, noise, from Late Latin brugitus, rugire to roar; perhaps influence by the source of "bray".
"Ham. I shall in all my best obey you, madam.
King. Why, 'tis a loving and a fair reply.
Be as ourself in Denmark. Madam, come.
This gentle and unforc'd accord of Hamlet
Sits smiling to my heart; in grace whereof,
No jocund health that Denmark drinks to-day
But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell,
And the King's rouse the heaven shall bruit again,
Respeaking earthly thunder. Come away" (Hamlet, William Shakespeare, ~1600)