Definition of brunette in English:

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Pronunciation: /bruːˈnɛt/
Pronunciation: /brʊˈnɛt/
(US also brunet)


A woman or girl with dark brown hair: she’s a gorgeous, green-eyed brunette
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  • Keep in mind that blondes and dark-haired brunettes look stunning in hair jewels that are silvery, brilliant white crystal or diamond or have stark white hues.
  • Who typically has more hair: blondes, brunettes or redheads?
  • In the 20 films, the British spy has encountered 58 Bond girls; 29 were brunettes, 25 were blondes, and just four were redheads.


1(Of a woman or girl) having dark brown hair: a fresh-faced brunette woman in her thirties
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  • Rose, who is naturally brunette, was considered a controversial show addition by some of the fans and media.
  • It doesn't matter whether she's fat, thin, young, old, blonde, brunette.
  • Sarah was tall, brunette, and beautiful in a blue, skintight dress.
1.1(Of hair) dark brown: her lustrous brunette tresses
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  • Earlier this week, the actress was mistaken for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor after lopping off her brunette bob.
  • The stunning singer, who recently dyed her hair from blonde to brunette, was seen shopping with husband in Santa Monica.
  • Her tresses have morphed from her natural brunette to very light blonde and back in a few short years.


Mid 16th century: from French, feminine of brunet, diminutive of brun 'brown'.

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