Definition of frown noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fraʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//fraʊn//
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[usually singular] a serious, angry or worried expression on a person’s face that causes lines on their forehead A small frown creased her forehead. She looked up with a puzzled frown on her face. a slight frown of disapproval/concentration, etc. See related entries: Facial expressions Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French froignier, from froigne ‘surly look’, of Celtic origin.Extra examples A frown marred his handsome features. A frown of concern creased her forehead. He looked at her with a puzzled frown in his eyes. Her face creased into a frown. Her frown grew deeper at the memory. His brows drew together in a frown. She wore a worried frown. The boy gave a small frown. a frown of concentration/​disapproval/​puzzlement
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