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
: the part of the face above the eyes
: the front or forepart of something
flames in the forehead of the morning skyJohn Milton

Examples of forehead in a Sentence

the forehead of the ancient temple features a frieze of dramatically posed figures
Recent Examples on the Web During the Ash Wednesday service, a priest or minister applies the ashes to the foreheads of believers in the shape of a cross. Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 14 Feb. 2024 The look also included a bright fuschia pink blush across her cheeks and forehead and was finished with matte red lipstick. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 Shirlee kissed her forehead, her cheeks, then her lips; Theo could double taste her tears. Addie Citchens, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 While Doja Cat poked fun at designer credits with her face tattoo, many eyes likelier travelled a little lower than her forehead. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 5 Feb. 2024 With the help of lymphatic drainage in the body, massaging your face with a brush can help reduce swelling and puffiness in your cheeks, forehead, and neck, with additional benefits like wrinkle reduction and product penetration. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 1 Feb. 2024 There are a lot of arrows on my back and a lot of bullets in my forehead. Vinod Sreeharsha, Miami Herald, 1 Feb. 2024 This time Jones made sure to use the broccoli to place the freckles on her forehead, chin and around her mouth. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2024 The way the Cook would rub lime over his forehead to keep the flies away. Hazlitt, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of forehead was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Forehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


fore·​head ˈfär-əd How to pronounce forehead (audio) ˈfȯr- How to pronounce forehead (audio)
: the part of the face above the eyes

Medical Definition

: the part of the face above the eyes

called also brow, frons

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