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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The one eyebrow-raising no-show (again): Joe Biden. NBC News, "Biden's reversal on Hyde Amendment caps a tough week," 7 June 2019 The 11th annual eyebrow-raising ride will begin at 5 p.m. in Mickey Markey Park, 700 Piety St. in the Bywater. Doug Maccash, nola.com, "Eye-popping World Naked Bike Ride 2019 raises awareness, June 8," 5 June 2019 Many of the most outrageous and eyebrow-raising looks on display in the exhibition have in fact been worn by A-listers in very real and public situations. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "9 Celebrity Looks Made it Into The Met’s Camp Exhibition, from Björk to Cardi B," 26 Apr. 2019 The Academy has been forced to backtrack on a lot of its most eyebrow-raising decisions (RIP, Popular Film Oscar), but one has stuck: For the first time in 30 years, this year’s Oscars will go ahead without a host. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why the 2019 Oscars Don't Have a Host—And the Disaster That Ensued Last Time It Happened," 24 Feb. 2019 The exercises didn’t significantly lessen wrinkles at the top of the face, between the eyebrows, around the eyes or on the forehead, or in the lower portions of the face, around the mouth, according to the study. Lisa Ward, WSJ, "The Benefit of Facial Exercises," 20 Nov. 2018 The more distinctive the eyebrow—in terms of grooming and thickness—the more self-centered the participant had scored on their NPI test. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Got Big Brows? Science Says You’re Probably a Narcissist," 7 June 2018 For the second consecutive night, Arizona's Steven Souza Jr. took out a Dodgers infielder on a slide, raising eyebrows in the Dodgers dugout. Bill Shaikin, latimes.com, "Puig returns to lineup; Dodgers win with a lot of help from Arizona pitchers," 10 May 2018 Warren’s unusually aggressive advocacy against members of her own caucus this week is raising eyebrows in the Capitol, where Democrats have so far managed to avoid many of the bitter battles that divided them during the 2016 presidential election. Liz Goodwin, BostonGlobe.com, "Warren cites Democrats backing effort to roll back banking rules," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of eyebrow

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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