Definition of hairbrush in US English:

hairbrush

noun

  • A brush for arranging or smoothing a person's hair.

    • ‘I changed back into my clothes from yesterday and then I brushed my hair with the pink hairbrush.’
    • ‘She reached for a silver hairbrush and tenderly began brushing her hair.’
    • ‘She ran a hairbrush lightly through her hair and went downstairs.’
    • ‘These samples were taken from personal articles such as hairbrushes or toothbrushes.’
    • ‘I stood in front of my mirror, picked up my hairbrush, and started brushing my long, black hair.’
    • ‘She scowls and takes out her hairbrush and flattens her hair with quick, angry strokes.’
    • ‘I picked up my hairbrush from the stack on the sink and brushed my hair slowly, watching the movements or my arm in the mirror.’
    • ‘Keeping up her same fast pace, she grabbed her hairbrush and brushed her black hair that reached down to the middle of her back.’
    • ‘Beth quickly ran a hairbrush through her blonde hair and dabbed on the tiniest bit of make-up.’
    • ‘While standing in front of the pile of hairbrushes and toothbrushes, a young man approaches me.’
    • ‘The only things in it were a cell phone, some lip gloss, a tiny hairbrush, pony tail holders, and a few pennies and nickels.’
    • ‘She grabbed her hairbrush and vigorously combed through her now messy hair, before pulling it back into a single straight braid.’
    • ‘Sighing, she lifted a hairbrush off her vanity table and brushed her hair with brisk, methodical strokes.’
    • ‘I took my hair out of the ponytail and picked up the pink hairbrush lying on the sink.’
    • ‘Reaching for my hairbrush, I smoothed the front of my hair, and pinched my cheeks until I could see a bit of color.’
    • ‘Calm down, Natalie, I told myself forcefully as I yanked my hairbrush through my hair.’
    • ‘I walked up next to Cassandra, who started to comb her hair with a hairbrush that was laid on the dresser.’
    • ‘She brushed her black wet hair with a slim hairbrush, spraying detangler into it every so often.’
    • ‘We passed out combs and hairbrushes, toothbrushes, pencils and pens, and dolls and stuffed animals.’
    • ‘She picked up her brown hairbrush and went to brush her hair in front of the round mirror hanging on her bedroom wall.’
    broom, sweeper, besom, whisk, sweeping brush
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Pronunciation

hairbrush

/ˈherˌbrəSH//ˈhɛrˌbrəʃ/