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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a slim brunette
▪ Both pictured a glamorous brunette, at least a dozen years older than herself.
▪ Even prettier was the petite brunette of about seventeen who showed me to my room.
▪ On either side of him are scantily clad voluptuous females, a blonde and a brunette.
▪ The brunette was strikingly attractive in a way that was dramatically enhanced by make-up and clothes.
▪ The elegant brunette was thinner, longer, and more sophisticated.
▪ They were blond and brunette and red-haired, wearing it long and straight or kinky and fuzzy.
▪ Vi, the diminutive brunette sister, is a ditsy aspiring actress played by Heather Goldenhersh.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

brunet \bru*net"\, Brunette \Bru*nette"\, adj. 1. being or having dark-colored skin and hair; contrasted with blond. [Narrower terms: adust, sunburned burned brown by the sun; black, brown; black-haired, dark-haired; browned, suntanned, tanned; grizzled, roan; nutbrown]


brunet \bru*net"\, Brunette \Bru*nette"\, n. [F. brunet, brunette, brownish, dim. of brun, brune, brown, fr. OHG. br?n. See Brown, a.] A girl or woman with a somewhat brown or dark complexion. -- a. Having a dark tint.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


a. Of a woman or girl, having brown or black hair. n. A girl or woman with brown or black hair.

  1. adj. marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty" [syn: brunet] [ant: blond]

  2. n. a person with dark (brown) hair [syn: brunet]

Brunette (disambiguation)

Brunette may refer to:

  • a girl with brown hair (brown to very dark brown)
  • Melini, one of the "sexes" in the all-female subculture of Aristasia
  • The Brunettes, a New Zealand indie pop group

People :

  • Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Justin Brunette, American baseball player
  • Tommy Brunette, a member of punk rock band Towers of London

Places :

  • Brunette Downs, a Northern Territory air force base (see list of Australian Air Force installations)
  • Brunette, Newfoundland and Labrador, a settlement in Canada
  • Brunette Island, island in Canada
  • Brunette River, a river in British Columbia in Canada

Usage examples of "brunette".

He had noticed shortly after his sister had recognized him that the lighthearted ambience the brunette beauty had displayed upon her initial entrance into the manor had vanished.

Hulke reports a case of congenital atresia of the vagina in a brunette of twenty, menstruation occurring through the urethra.

It was not long before I discovered that she was in love with me, and I should have thought myself ridiculous if I had been cruel to a young brunette who was piquant, lively, amiable, and had a most delightful voice.

Full of these agreeable thoughts I fell asleep, and all the night my dreams were of happiness and of the pretty brunette who had played with me at the concert.

He had been in the service of Spain, and by what he said I judged his wife to be a pleasing brunette of twenty-five or twenty-six.

A pert brunette named Gay Kawai, she had been the life of the station, but now, since I had seen Lilith Adams, she was suddenly old and fat and commonplace.

Say there was the fat blonde in Saint Jo, and the panatela brunette at Skillet Ridge, and the gold tooth down in the Kaw valley.

To drink champagne with a blonde at one elbow and a brunette at the other gives a man a sense of well-being, and those two were fine specimensthe tall, slender Margot relaxed, all curves, on the stool, and little slant-eyed black-eyed Cherry Quon, who came only up to my collar when standing, sitting with her spine as straight as a plumb line, yet not stiff.

I was vexed by this small mischance, for Lady Coventry was an exquisitely beautiful brunette.

He was eating early dinner in the University cafeteria with a bedraggled, bespectacled brunette from the laboratory.

At least it looked as though the blonde had converted herself into a brunette, until Sark and Ludar saw her face.

Two men served behind the bar, and a beautiful brunette with a feathered hat and shoulderless gown played tunes at the piano.

She stood before him, glowering, a brunette strand of hair dangling beside her face.

Yanking off the skullcap that kept her hair confined under the swingy brunette jazz-baby wig, she burrowed her fingertips into the flattened mass and rubbed vigorously.

He stared at Adelaide, with her fierce brown eyes, and her brunette curls, and that disturbing, angry, beautiful face.