Cupid's bow


: a bow that consists of two convex curves usually with recurved ends

Examples of Cupid's bow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As lovebirds around the world prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day, investors may be interested in companies that profit from Cupid's bow and arrows. Gurufocus, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Gold or silver eyeliners and highlighters can be used to add a touch of glamour to your eyes, cheekbones, and Cupid's bow. Sheilla Mamona, Glamour, 5 Oct. 2023 There's an easy way out of this holiday headache—no Cupid's bow required. Women's Health, 10 Feb. 2023 With Lizzo's pointed Cupid's bow in full force, her latest glam look feels just right. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 15 June 2022 Further cementing the trend of faux piercings on the runway, there were also a slew of metallic stud pressings along the bridge of the nose and above the Cupid's bow. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 17 June 2021 Next, line your upper lip, but don't dip down into the Cupid's bow. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 30 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cupid's bow was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Cupid's bow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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