the arch or ridge forming the upper part of the orbit of the eye.
the fringe of hair growing on this arch or ridge.
a dormer having a roof that is an upwardly curved continuation of the main roof plane.
Printing, Journalism. kicker (def. 9).
Nautical. a curved molding protecting a port from falling or dripping water.
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How to use eyebrow in a sentence
“When I talk to people about the show, their eyebrows raise, but every single new person I talk to has a personal story, idea, or fresh interpretation.”
She meticulously manages the shape of her eyebrows and is well-groomed otherwise.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451) | Stephen J. Dubner | February 11, 2021 | Freakonomics
A young Saeedah and her father have eyebrows “set high above their eyes, so they looked skeptical or like they were laughing at a joke no one else understood.”Eman Quotah’s engrossing debut, ‘Bride of the Sea,’ offers Americans a nuanced view of the Saudi Kingdom | Keija Parssinen | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Any method that could give Google even more control over the ad process has advertisers, publishers and ad tech firms raising eyebrows.Why Google’s approach to replacing the cookie is drawing antitrust scrutiny | Kate Kaye | February 2, 2021 | Digiday
Clean eating is such a common phrase that it might not raise an eyebrow, but it’s problematic, too.
The trade in empty bottles should be as eyebrow-raising as the old Soviet dud-bulb biz.
It barely raised an eyebrow, perhaps because many assumed it was yet another iteration of the same old pipedream.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution | Nina Lakhani | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Brash, crass, and sporting a perpetually raised eyebrow, Ash Williams remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.The King of Postmodern Cool Is Reborn in ‘Ash Vs. The Evil Dead’ | Nick Schager | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In any other civilized nation this effort at some kind of summer escape would barely raise an eyebrow.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder | Clive Irving | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All the while, his father continues to make headlines with his every eyebrow-raising utterance.
Mr. Wilding raised one eyebrow and looked aslant at Trenchard, whose weather-beaten face was suddenly agrin with stupefaction.Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini
He received what she said with suitably impressed eyebrow and nods of considerate assent.Hilda | Sarah Jeanette Duncan
The nurse brought her sal volatile, and washed the small cut above her eyebrow.Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward
Barker dodged, but the edge of it cut open his eyebrow as it whizzed by, and the blood flowed fast.Eric, or Little by Little | Frederic W. Farrar
The first marked Silver Jack's bronze-red face just to the left of his white eyebrow.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for eyebrow
the transverse bony ridge over each eye
the arch of hair that covers this ridge: Related adjective: superciliary
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Other Idioms and Phrases with eyebrow
see cause raised eyebrows.
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