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eyebrow

Syllabification: eye·brow
Pronunciation: /ˈīˌbrou
 
/

Definition of eyebrow in English:

noun

The strip of hair growing on the ridge above a person’s eye socket.
Example sentences
  • Frontal sinusitis can cause pain above your eyebrows, and your forehead may be tender to touch.
  • My antennae can smell, too, thin, blue cords above my silver eyebrows and blue eyelids.
  • The hair of the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes are of separate type and develop fairly early in life.

Phrases

raise one's eyebrows (or an eyebrow)

1
Show surprise, disbelief, or mild disapproval.
Example sentences
  • I pretend to examine the carton closely, raising my eyebrows in surprise at the information gleaned.
  • 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.

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