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

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Examples of eyebrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web May had a bump on his head and a cut near one eyebrow. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Nov. 2021 Thurston, 30, shared an Instagram Story video with one eyebrow filled in using her go-to brow pencil (more on that later) while leaving the other one totally bare so her followers could see the dramatic difference. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 5 Aug. 2021 The Browns made an eyebrow-raising trade down of 24 spots with the Texans and took themselves out of the running of receivers George Pickens, Skyy Moore and John Metchie. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 30 Apr. 2022 Other Malibu homes have sold for similarly eyebrow-raising sums in recent years. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 This is far from the first eyebrow-raising quirk of their relationship. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Apr. 2022 For all its eyebrow-raising effect on the conflict, the Tochka is an old, unsophisticated weapon. David Axe, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Instead, that incident and other eyebrow-raising events forced Warner Bros. to downplay Miller’s involvement in the film franchise. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 12 Apr. 2022 After spending a day furniture shopping with her daughter Emme, the 52-year-old actor was photographed wearing an eyebrow-raising rock, according to TMZ. Ana Escalante, Glamour, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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eyebrow pencil

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22 May 2022

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“Eyebrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyebrow. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for eyebrow


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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