eye·​brow | \ ˈī-ˌbrau̇ How to pronounce eyebrow (audio) \

Definition of eyebrow

: the ridge over the eye or the hair growing usually in a line or arch on the skin over it

Examples of eyebrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yeah, that’s something of an eyebrow-raising comment when viewed through the prism of Bogey’s 4-for-13 shooting performance in Houston. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "With the playoffs approaching, the Utah Jazz are seeing some signs of Bojan Bogdanovic finding his way," 23 Apr. 2021 The pack comes with six vegan brushes, including a brush for foundation, blush, concealer, eye shadow, eye crease, and eyebrow. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Beloved Beauty Products You Need from the Sephora Spring Savings Event," 6 Apr. 2021 Signet is currently in the process of expanding beyond ears to piercings involving the nose, eyebrow and lips, said Barry Gresky, Piercing Pagoda's vice president of operations, administration and piercing services. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, "This piercing chain thinks it has found a new way to get people through mall doors," 3 Mar. 2021 Some may only need 10 percent of the face — one eye, maybe even just an eyebrow — to be able to place someone. Washington Post, "We’re having trouble recognizing each other in masks, and it’s getting awkward," 27 Feb. 2021 That, coupled with a fuller eyebrow and more pastel colors led to an overall younger look. Megan Mcintyre, Glamour, "All the Secrets Behind WandaVision’s Hair and Makeup Looks," 26 Feb. 2021 Thousands of illustrations help the reader identify architectural features such as molding (crown, deep-script, chair rail, picture rail) and windows (hopper, awning, vertical pivot, eyebrow with Gothic divided lites). Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "10 Crucial Home and Garden Design Books for Beginners," 24 Feb. 2021 Bringing dangerous conversations to a screeching halt with the lift of an eyebrow and drawing boundaries by tilting their head is a talent the rest of us have somehow missed. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, "Political opponents can be friends," 17 Nov. 2020 Here's a look at eyebrow and eyelash trends in these mask-wearing times. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With people wearing masks, area salons are helping people smile with their eyes. Here's what's popular.," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of eyebrow

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyebrow was in the 15th century

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28 Apr 2021

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“Eyebrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyebrow. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for eyebrow



English Language Learners Definition of eyebrow

: the line of hair that grows over your eye


eye·​brow | \ ˈī-ˌbrau̇ How to pronounce eyebrow (audio) \

Kids Definition of eyebrow

: the arch or ridge over the eye : the hair on the ridge over the eye


eye·​brow | \ ˈī-ˌbrau̇ How to pronounce eyebrow (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyebrow

: the ridge over the eye or hair growing on it

called also brow

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