[ broo-net ]
/ bruˈnɛt /


(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

1705–15; < French; feminine of brunet

Related forms

bru·nette·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brunette


/ (bruːˈnɛt) /


a girl or woman with dark brown hair

adjective Also: brunet

dark brownbrunette hair

Word Origin for brunette

C17: from French, feminine of brunet dark, brownish, from brun brown, of Germanic origin; see brown
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