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Brotherly tosh? (3)

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I believe the answer is:

rot

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'tosh?' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both related to communication as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's a link between them I don't understand?

'brotherly' is the wordplay.
'ROT' is hidden in amongst the letters.
However, I am uncertain how the hidden word is indicated.

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(Other definitions for rot that I've seen before include "Decay, wither", "Deteriorate", "Putrefy", "Corruption", "Rubbish (colloq.)".)

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