ap·​ple-cheeked ˈa-pəl-ˌchēkt How to pronounce apple-cheeked (audio)
: having cheeks the color of red apples
apple-cheeked youngsters

Examples of apple-cheeked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are written recollections of the tragedies, like her brother and son, lost at young ages, and snapshots of the bright moments, the black-and-white photos of her apple-cheeked younger days, colorful snaps of more recent holidays. Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone, 4 Dec. 2023 His partner, Mariah, and their two apple-cheeked boys. Lori Nickel, Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apple-cheeked was in 1827

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“Apple-cheeked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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