brunette

noun
bru·​nette | \ brü-ˈnet How to pronounce brunette (audio) \
variants: or less commonly brunet

Definition of brunette

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person having brown hair usually used of a woman or girl and usually spelled brunette in that use when used of a man or boy usually spelled brunet

brunette

adjective
variants: or less commonly brunet

Definition of brunette (Entry 2 of 2)

: of a dark brown color brunette hair also : having brunette hair a brunette woman usually used of a woman or girl and usually spelled brunette in that use when used of a man or boy usually spelled brunet

Examples of brunette in a Sentence

Adjective

a brunette woman who favored dark red lipstick

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The first models, which were blond and brunet, flew off the shelves when they were released in 1959, despite warnings from her male colleagues that a doll with breasts would never sell. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "The creators of 'Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie' on remaking America's doll just before #MeToo," 27 Apr. 2018 Now, however, Niall is officially a full brunet, as proven by his appearance this week at an event in London. Eliza Thompson, Seventeen, "Niall Horan Finally Becomes the Brunette He Was Born to Be," 27 Jan. 2017 The women in his life run the gamut: blond, brunet, young, old, underdressed, undressed, sane and rather less so. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Movie Review: ‘My Golden Days’," 17 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of brunette

Noun

circa 1539, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brunette

Adjective

French brunet, masculine, brunette, feminine, brownish, from Old French, from brun brown, from Medieval Latin brunus, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brūn brown

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brunette

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brunette

: a person who has brown or black hair

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