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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But their time together has definitely seemed to evolve, raising some eyebrows. Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez: Inside Their Relationship," 8 Feb. 2019 While this latest choice may raise some eyebrows (a sparkly harness isn’t for everyone, after all), Chalamet continues to shine bright as a bonafide fashion darling. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Timothée Chalamet Took His Mom to the Golden Globes—and She Wore Fashion’s Buzziest Label," 7 Jan. 2019 So the announcement that The House That Jack Built would premiere out of competition in 2018 raised some eyebrows, given von Trier’s penchant for provocative material. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Critics called Lars von Trier’s new movie “repulsive.” It’s being released twice.," 6 Dec. 2018 The timing of Logitech's announcement may raise some eyebrows as Apple's September event looms near. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Logitech’s Apple Pencil alternative arrives for all on September 12," 6 Sep. 2018 This one shot of the five sisters, however has raised some eyebrows. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Check Out the MAJOR Photoshop Fail in the Kardashian/Jenner Calvin Klein Ad," 3 Aug. 2018 The steamy, suggestive lyrics raised some eyebrows in the early ’90s. Bob Kostanczuk, Post-Tribune, "Festival of the Lakes salutes '90s music," 5 July 2018 The decision to make a sequel to the brutal 2015 drama raised some eyebrows when first announced, especially because of the absence of Emily Blunt, one of the first film’s stars. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Earns $19 Million, Beating Expectations," 1 July 2018 The Royals’ return for Herrera raised some eyebrows. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers mailbag: Will they buy or sell at trade deadline?," 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 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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