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Line breaks: bru|nette
Pronunciation: /bruːˈnɛt
, brʊ-/
(US also brunet)

Definition of brunette in English:


A woman or girl with dark brown hair: she’s a gorgeous, green-eyed brunette
More example sentences
  • 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.


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1(Of a woman or girl) having dark brown hair: a fresh-faced brunette woman in her thirties
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  • The camera-shy singer was spotted on a romantic, late-night date with a mystery brunette woman in Manchester last night.
  • Investigators have said that they consider the two brunette women to be witnesses - not suspects.
  • Yesterday, as she was strutting along the streets of Essex, the brunette beauty showed off her tiny waistline in a red peplum top.
1.1(Of hair) dark brown: her lustrous brunette tresses
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  • The sleek brunette crop with the sideswept fringe suits her elfin face and accentuates her chocolate brown doe-eyes.
  • Rachel went for a timeless elegance in a strapless cream Michael Kors dress, with her brunette hair tied back into a chic updo.
  • She completed her look with a bright orange clutch bag and left her long brunette hair down.


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

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