the family name of three sisters from Yorkshire in the north of England, who wrote some of the most famous novels in English. Charlotte Brontë (1816-55) wrote Jane Eyre, Emily Brontë (1818-48) wrote Wuthering Heights, and Anne Brontë (1820-49) wrote The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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