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 issue raised eyebrows for sure, but Francis himself had raised the very same issue only a few months before. Nicole Winfield, The Seattle Times, "Founder, all-female board of Vatican women’s magazine quit," 26 Mar. 2019 Plenty of eyebrows were raised last year when the Florida Panthers left forward Jonathan Marchessault unprotected in the NHL expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights to snatch up. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s NHL team will get same favorable expansion draft rules as Vegas Golden Knights. What happens next is anyone’s guess.," 5 Dec. 2018 In the pic, Jolie's also got blonde eyebrows and the pale pink lipstick with a golden glow to match. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Angelia Jolie Looks Near-Unrecognizable in a Curly Blonde Wig for Her Upcoming Film," 15 Oct. 2018 Popular procedures include tummy tucks, nose jobs and eyebrow and chin lifts. Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "The Secret Price of Pets," 4 July 2018 Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences previously released an anthropological profile on the Lake Houston victim stating her eyebrows and eyelashes had either been permanently or semi-permanently tattooed. Jose R. Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle, "Louisiana authorities release facial reconstruction of severed head with similarities to HPD case," 27 June 2018 Their quiet and hurried actions contrasted with the look of them: a team of burly men with bushy eyebrows and sagging jowls wearing loud orange vests, worn jeans, heavy black shoes and yellow hardhats. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Algren Award runner-up: "Here Is Where the Taxi Driver Set His Wife on Fire" by GKS Waller," 2 June 2018 In a new video with Johnson, Kardashian West morphs into the Disney character — complete with a long black wig, upward turning eyebrows and her signature tiara. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Transforms Into Princess Jasmine in New Tutorial - and North West Isn't Buying It!," 29 May 2018 Here a collective raising of eyebrows was almost audible. Adrienne Wichard-edds, The Hollywood Reporter, "Rob Lowe Welcomes Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sean Spicer Backstage at His One-Man Show," 15 May 2018

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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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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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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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