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cheekbone

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noun cheek·bone \ˈchēk-ˌbōn\

Simple Definition of cheekbone

  • : a bone of the face that is located below the eye

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cheekbone

  1. :  the prominence below the eye that is formed by the zygomatic bone; also :  zygomatic bone

Examples of cheekbone in a sentence

  1. He suffered a broken cheekbone.

  2. She has high cheekbones, like her father.



15th Century

First Known Use of cheekbone

15th century

Rhymes with cheekbone

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Medical Dictionary

cheekbone

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noun cheek·bone \ˈchēk-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn\

Medical Definition of cheekbone

  1. :  the prominence below the eye that is formed by the zygomatic bone; also :  zygomatic bone




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