eye·​brow | \ˈī-ˌbrau̇ \

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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Innovative eyebrow trends have been taking over social media for months. Lindsey V Thompson, Allure, "The Yanny vs. Laurel Debate Just Became Brow Art," 18 May 2018 Now Noah, 4, was pointing to a spot between his eyebrows, the same place Kalea had complained of pain. Soumya Karlamangla, latimes.com, "Their daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Two weeks later, their son was too," 28 June 2018 The vertical scar on his right eyebrow, courtesy of a wayward stick, was proof of how much the game meant to him. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "The Valley of Darkness," 13 Apr. 2018 The next morning, in the autograph line, Jordan raised his eyebrows at me. Angelica Baker, Vogue, "Going One-on-One with Greatness at Michael Jordan’s Summer Camp," 13 July 2018 Theron is almost unrecognizable in Monster, shaving her eyebrows to play the 46-year-old murderer. PEOPLE.com, "Serial Killers Who Inspired Haunting Hollywood Portrayals," 12 July 2018 By the second and third coats, my lashes started hitting my eyebrows. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Hourglass's New Caution Extreme Lash Mascara Is Like a Lash Lift in a Tube," 10 July 2018 The ad campaign launched this week with a new video and stunning images by photographer Ashley Armitage showing women proudly displaying the hair in their underarms, on their legs, below their navels, and between their eyebrows. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Billie’s New Razor Campaign Shows Off Body Hair," 29 June 2018 The one that really raised my eyebrows, though, was the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson. Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times, "Breaking up immigrant families is ‘not who we are’? Oh yes it is," 20 June 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 \

Kids Definition of eyebrow

: the arch or ridge over the eye : the hair on the ridge over the eye


eye·​brow | \ˈī-ˌbrau̇ \

Medical Definition of eyebrow 

: the ridge over the eye or hair growing on it

called also brow

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