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 Farnsworth has raised eyebrows with his handling of public comment before. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Migrant-rights advocates file ethics complaint against Sen. Eddie Farnsworth after he cuts off testimony," 18 Feb. 2020 In addition, the Antitrust Division has in recent months raised eyebrows about politicization of competition law. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Trump's Enforcer: Meet the Man Who Holds Hollywood and Silicon Valley's Future in His Hands," 12 Feb. 2020 For the singer's eyebrows, Smalls used the Hourglass Arch Brow Micro-Sculpting Pencil to fill them in, then locked them in place with Soap Brows. Kristin Corpuz, Billboard, "Here Are All the Beauty Details Behind Janelle Monae's Sparkly 2020 Oscars Look," 10 Feb. 2020 Charles exclaimed, causing the eyebrows of the parents in the audience to rise. Alexis Reliford, refinery29.com, "RuPaul Reads The Children’s Library For Filth On SNL," 9 Feb. 2020 Marisol has black crescent-thick eyebrows and a lethal stare that can cut just about anyone down to size. Jason Parham, Wired, "The Small Miracle of Immigrant Stories on TV," 5 Feb. 2020 Though the district allows dreadlocks, male students' hair cannot extend below the eyebrows or ear lobes, and must be kept shorter than the top of a T-shirt collar. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Ellen DeGeneres gives $20,000 scholarship to Texas teen told to cut his dreadlocks or miss graduation," 30 Jan. 2020 Throw Valentine's Day into the mix and cue a spate of mirror selfies, raised eyebrow emojis, and (probably) a few regrettable impulse purchases. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "6 Celebrity-Approved Date Night Outfit Ideas for Valentine's Day," 30 Jan. 2020 Oftentimes, fine lines in the forehead are linked to heaviness in the eyelids and drooping eyebrows. NBC News, "How to reduce dark under-eye circles, according to dermatologists," 29 Jan. 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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21 Feb 2020

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“Eyebrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyebrow. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce eyebrow (audio)

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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