furrowed furrowed  /ˈfɜ roʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface

Usage(s):

  1. Anthony Eden has aged considerably since his gall bladder operations in 1953, but despite his silver-grey hair, tired eyes and furrowed forehead, he still wears a boyish air.
  2. But his face was haggard and furrowed, his voice hoarse.
  3. As he looked out over the roofs of the low-rent housing, his brow furrowed.

News

  1. Marc Maron's 'Attempting Normal': Better on podcast than page

    Marc Maron is a stand-up comedian best known for his podcast WTF and for leading the podcast boom. He has a half-hour sitcom on IFC called Maron, four comedy albums, and his own brand of coffee, "the WTF Roast." It's fairly believable that a collectible action figure with soul patch, mustache, and furrowed brow is not far in the future.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Cavill keeps it real as new Superman

    With his dark eyebrows deeply furrowed and gleaming white teeth firmly clamped shut, Henry Cavill winces when asked if Superman is treated like a terrorist in "Man of Steel." His reaction is somewhat understandable. The charming British actor should feel protective of the character - one of the biggest icons in pop culture.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

  3. Cavill keeps it real as Superman in 'Man of Steel'

    With his dark eyebrows deeply furrowed and gleaming white teeth firmly clamped shut, Henry Cavill winces when asked if Superman is treated like a terrorist in "Man of Steel." His reaction is somewhat understandable. The charming British actor should feel...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

Quotes

  1. "Oh, I'm sensitive, am I, Michelle? I'm sensitive," Costello said in front of the press pack. "I'm standing here looking so sensitive, aren't I? Furrowed brow, worried: how sensitive do I look, Michelle? You ought to go and get a new...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Peter Costello Source: The Australian

  2. Having occasionally "furrowed the brow of the politically correct with the odd statement which has challenged some of their sacred cows", said Abbott, "I don't think I have ever said anything on any subject that wouldn't have been regarded as...
    on Dec 4, 2009 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. In 1937, Theodor W. Adorno wrote an essay entitled "Late Style in Beethoven," in which he hazarded the idea that late works are "furrowed, even ravaged. Devoid of sweetness, bitter and spiny, they do not surrender themselves to mere...
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Theodor Adorno Source: New Yorker

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /