Definition of eyebrow in English:

eyebrow

noun

  • The strip of hair growing on the ridge above a person's eye socket.

    ‘he had eyes of blue beneath bushy eyebrows’
    • ‘Suddenly a burning pain seared through the centre of her forehead, just above her dark eyebrows.’
    • ‘All of her major organs were formed but she had no eyelashes, eyebrows or cartilage in her ears.’
    • ‘My right eyebrow has one white hair that grows about four times faster than the rest of my hair.’
    • ‘Opposite her sat a man, with dark hair and strong dark eyebrows, stubble around his lower face.’
    • ‘People with exophthalmos are able to look upwards without moving their eyebrows.’
    • ‘Yes, I have just had to pop out, only to come back with snow on my eyelashes and furrowed eyebrows.’
    • ‘She needed three stitches above her eyebrow and now thinks glass bottles should be banned.’
    • ‘It is said the Colonel used a little comb to train his eyebrows to grow in a dashing upward curve.’
    • ‘A vertical line ran down from just above his eyebrow to the bottom of his cheekbone.’
    • ‘He pointed to a scar above his right eye cutting a crooked path through his bushy eyebrow.’
    • ‘The hair of the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes are of separate type and develop fairly early in life.’
    • ‘Frontal sinusitis can cause pain above your eyebrows, and your forehead may be tender to touch.’
    • ‘He's an ugly man with blond hair and blond eyebrows, thick lips and small hands.’
    • ‘You can test this by taking a small hammer and gently tapping your forehead just above the left eyebrow.’
    • ‘He had short, straight blond hair and blond eyebrows - which may have been bleached.’
    • ‘She had black shoulder-length hair with a heavy fringe, and a round face with bushy eyebrows.’
    • ‘He had a chubby face, stubble, dark brown piercing eyes, dark eyebrows and short dark hair.’
    • ‘He had a long dark brown mustache and bushy eyebrows, his dark blue shirt was tattered and torn.’
    • ‘My antennae can smell, too, thin, blue cords above my silver eyebrows and blue eyelids.’
    • ‘He had a killer bruise along his jaw-line, and a cut above his eyebrow had been stitched.’
    brow
    monobrow
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Phrases

  • raise one's eyebrows (or an eyebrow)

    • Show surprise or mild disapproval.

      ‘Romanov merely raised his eyebrows at the discourtesy’
      • ‘Even the nurse - their type usually a model of calm whatever the surprise - raised her eyebrows.’
      • ‘Certainly that generation which remembers the Great Depression of the 1930s might raise their eyebrows in surprise at this broad proclamation.’
      • ‘I raised my eyebrows, quite surprised to hear the news.’
      • ‘‘Wow,’ Avery said raising her eyebrows in surprise.’
      • ‘Amanda was raising her eyebrows in surprise and mouthing at me to go.’
      • ‘I pretend to examine the carton closely, raising my eyebrows in surprise at the information gleaned.’
      • ‘I see a flicker of surprise and he raises his eyebrows at us, clearly wondering why he wasn't dead.’
      • ‘‘I don't feel so excited,’ I said, raising my eyebrows in surprise at Marie's unexpected outburst.’
      • ‘To give his men credit, not one of them questioned his judgment, though a few raised their eyebrows slightly in surprise.’
      • ‘Slycer raises his eyebrows in surprise and disbelief.’

Pronunciation:

eyebrow

/ˈʌɪbraʊ/