birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

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Examples of birthmark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russell Soakes and a curly-haired man with a port-wine birthmark on his forehead enter the room with canvas tarps and duct tape. Christian Holub,, "Read an excerpt from Dean Koontz's newest story collection, Nameless," 11 Nov. 2019 On February 13, Galbraith knocked on his door with a search warrant and patted O’Leary down, lifting his left pant leg to look for the distinctive birthmark the Golden victim had described. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of the True Story Behind Netflix's Unbelievable," 19 Sep. 2019 Ferguson has become their shared birthmark, a source of pride and stigma. New York Times, "He’s a Veteran of Upheaval, Molded by Ferguson’s Traumas. He’s 7.," 8 Aug. 2019 One is described by police as a black man with a distinct mole or birthmark on his lower right torso. Dallas News, "Dallas police need help identifying trio suspected in 6 business burglaries in Rylie area," 27 Aug. 2019 Shuangjie showed Esther a birthmark on her back, which Esther lacks. Los Angeles Times, "One is Chinese. One is American. How a journalist discovered and reunited identical twins," 8 Aug. 2019 Now 2-year-old Keagan Cameron, with brown birthmarks covering his body due to a rare skin condition, has Chip, a doll covered in brown spots. Diane Herbst,, "Wisconsin Mom Sews Unique Dolls for Kids Who 'Need Something That Looks Like They Do'," 22 Aug. 2019 Standing shy of her reported 6 feet, Waller-Bridge sports a tousled bob of brown curls and is easily distinguished by the birthmark engaged in an ongoing flirtation with her hairline. Michael O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, "From 'Fleabag' to James Bond and Beyond: Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Death and Her Secret New Movie," 14 Aug. 2019 Know Your Value founder Mika Brzezinski recently sat down with MSNBC anchor Yasmin Vossoughian, who wrote an article about her birthmark that for years affected her self-confidence. Renee Morad, NBC News, "Let's get real about body image, self-confidence and how to truly own it," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of birthmark

1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birthmark was in 1580

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15 Nov 2019

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“Birthmark.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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How to pronounce birthmark (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark that is present on the skin from the time when someone is born


birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Kids Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth


birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Medical Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Other Words from birthmark

birthmark transitive verb

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