(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.

1705–15; < French; feminine of brunet

brunetteness, noun Unabridged
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brunette (bruːˈnɛt)
1.  a girl or woman with dark brown hair
2.  dark brown: brunette hair
[C17: from French, feminine of brunet dark, brownish, from brun brown, of Germanic origin; see brown]

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from Fr. brunette (masc. brunet), from O.Fr. brunet "brownish, brown-haired, dark-complexioned," fem. dim. of brun "brown" (12c.), of W.Gmc. origin (see brown). The metathesized form, O.Fr. burnete, is the source of the surname Burnett. Burnete also was used of a wool-dyed
cloth of superior quality, originally dark brown.
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Example sentences
She's a tall, striking brunette with pouty lips and oil spills for eyes.
There was no hot brunette, nor was there a kidnapping.
He stops dead in his tracks and whispers to a pretty brunette.
Lilly was an exotic in her younger years, a brunette with burning eyes and skin brown from the sun.
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