Definition of “beetle-browed” - English Dictionary


“beetle-browed” in English

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uk /ˈbiː.təl.braʊd/ us /ˈbiː.t̬əl.braʊd/

Examples from literature

  • A knock brought a black-haired, beetle-browed person to the window. 
  • And pray, Madam, he continued, addressing the beetle-browed woman, "tell me the truth." 
  • He was an iron-faced, beetle-browed, stern man, and this morning he did not seem to be in the best of tempers. 
  • The other was a middle-sized, powerful fellow, clean shaven and beetle-browed, and dressed in shabby, ill-fitting garments. 
  • Thomas Bull, a large, beetle-browed youth, rose at once and inquired of their titled and aged visitor, a man of world-wide reputation, why he thought it funny to tell them fairy tales. 

(Definition of “beetle-browed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)