eyebrow

noun

eye·​brow ˈī-ˌbrau̇ How to pronounce eyebrow (audio)
: 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 However, one issue between them has raised eyebrows among viewers: birth control. Glamour, 23 Feb. 2024 It’s helped grow the bare spots in my eyebrows and lengthened my lashes. Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 2024 Meghan Markle subtly switched something about her signature style at the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025's One Year to Go celebrations: her eyebrows! Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2024 Ancient Iranians also wore several kinds of powders on their cheeks and eyebrows. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Feb. 2024 Bradley Cooper and his mother, who last year raised eyebrows with a no-frills commercial for T-Mobile, are making a new play. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 9 Feb. 2024 The agency’s about-face raised eyebrows across Washington. Michael McCaul, National Review, 7 Feb. 2024 The California Department of Justice will not bring criminal charges against two LAPD officers involved in a fatal shooting that raised eyebrows when it was revealed that law enforcement’s initial version of the events was not completely accurate. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024 Adjust the straps so the helmet sits level, and the brow of the helmet sits about a finger-width above the eyebrows. Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 9 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Eyebrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyebrow. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

eyebrow

noun
eye·​brow ˈī-ˌbrau̇ How to pronounce eyebrow (audio)
: the ridge over the eye or hair growing usually in a line or arch on the skin over it

Medical Definition

eyebrow

noun
eye·​brow ˈī-ˌbrau̇ How to pronounce eyebrow (audio)
: the ridge over the eye or hair growing on it

called also brow

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