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eyebrow Syllabification: eye·brow
Pronunciation: /ˈīˌbrou/

Definition of eyebrow in English:


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.


raise one's eyebrows (or an eyebrow)
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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