fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-ˌhed How to pronounce forehead (audio) ; ˈfär-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfȯr- How to pronounce forehead (audio) also ˈfȯr-ˌed \

Definition of forehead

1 : the part of the face above the eyes
2 : the front or forepart of something flames in the forehead of the morning sky— John Milton

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Examples of forehead in a Sentence

the forehead of the ancient temple features a frieze of dramatically posed figures
Recent Examples on the Web In the second shot, Moore and Humm cuddle close, with the Swiss chef and N.Y.C.-based restaurateur resting his lips on Moore's forehead. Jen Juneau,, 16 June 2022 For example, $700 for the crow's feet, $700 for the glabella, and $700 for the forehead. Micaela English, Town & Country, 14 June 2022 At the corner of East College and South Brook streets, Michael Evans' forehead was glistening. Thomas Birmingham, The Courier-Journal, 13 June 2022 In short, there’s a confounding number of products, and some pretty outlandish medical claims out there—but making the right choices needn’t furrow the forehead. Nick Scott, Robb Report, 12 June 2022 First, the brow hairs are brushed upward towards the forehead to give you the exact idea of what the final product will look like. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 10 June 2022 The twist was most apparent in the color that traveled from the forehead to the cheek, giving the effect of Gucci glam and maximalism, even with blush. ELLE, 18 May 2022 Jason Collins, special-effects makeup designer, applied a silicone forehead to James that was blended above her eyes. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 26 May 2022 The older brother huddled in a chair in the apartment lobby, moaning and clutching at his forehead. New York Times, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of forehead

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Forehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfȯr-ˌhed \

Kids Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes


fore·​head | \ ˈfȯr-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfär-; ˈfō(ə)r-ˌhed How to pronounce forehead (audio) , ˈfȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce forehead (audio) \

Medical Definition of forehead

: the part of the face above the eyes

called also brow, frons

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