- (of hair, eyes, skin, etc.) of a dark color or tone.
- (of a person) having dark hair and, often, dark eyes and darkish or olive skin.
- a person, especially a female, with such coloration.
Origin of brunette
Examples from the Web for brunette
In April, the 19-year-old brunette in an emerald gown was crowned Miss Honduras.The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras
November 19, 2014
Whether we are fat, skinny, tall, short, blonde, or brunette, should not define us as women.Plus-Size Model, Jennifer Maitland: Get Over the Word ‘Fat’
May 14, 2014
The tabloid battle between the sweet blonde and the brunette vixen played out like an issue of Betty and Veronica on crack.Real-Life Couples on Screen: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Brangelina, and More
May 1, 2014
There was Blondie on has right and a lovely Italianate brunette on the other side.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
A pretty girl with brunette hair, Dima sits curled up in an apartment in Midyat with her mother and her 16-year-old sister, Marie.Syria’s Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions
November 19, 2013
A brunette selects a blonde and a blonde a brunette, as a general rule in matrimony.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
Yet it would be unfair to call the brunette beauties of Tanoa savages.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
I told him, after consulting you, the story of the letter—of the brunette—everything.
I had found that the brunette, like myself, was in disguise.
You have thought too much of the blonde and not enough of the brunette!
- a girl or woman with dark brown hair
- dark brownbrunette hair
Word Origin and History for brunette
1660s, from French brunette (masc. brunet), from Old French brunet "brownish, brown-haired, dark-complexioned," fem. diminutive of brun "brown" (12c.), of West Germanic origin (see brown (adj.)). As a noun, "woman of a dark complexion," from 1710. The metathesized form, Old French burnete, is the source of the surname Burnett. Burnete also was used of a wool-dyed cloth of superior quality, originally dark brown.