cheekbone

noun
cheek·​bone | \ ˈchēk-ˌbōn \

Definition of cheekbone

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

Examples of cheekbone in a Sentence

He suffered a broken cheekbone. She has high cheekbones, like her father.

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Sweep up some matte bronzer using a large, fluffy brush (to ensure even, natural application) and lightly dust it on the zones where the sun would naturally hit—your nose and cheekbones, as well as along the hairline. Petra Guglielmetti, Woman's Day, "10 One-Minute Ways to Get Gorgeous," 1 Nov. 2010 On Instagram there are countless people showing off their skills at contouring their cheekbones and seamlessly blending four colors of eye shadow on their lids. Marisa Meltzer, The Seattle Times, "How to do a makeup look in 5 minutes, tops," 7 Sep. 2018 His wife, who had high cheekbones and a wide face, sat with him, alongside a thickset younger man in his 30s — their son. Todd Pitman, Fox News, "6 Years Gone: Myanmar woman escapes brutal China captivity," 6 Sep. 2018 Pham came with another gamechanger to add dimension to Smriti's high cheekbones and oval face. Michelle Sulcov, Glamour, "These Before-and-After Photos Show What a Difference Blush Can Make," 31 Aug. 2018 Rough out the entire underlying structure—cheekbones, eye sockets, nose, and mouth cavity—before adding details such as wrinkles and teeth. Popular Mechanics, "How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro," 31 Aug. 2018 Morton, who has a man bun and is chiseled from his cheekbones on down, is definitely a favorite of many. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Peloton’s $2,000 stationary bike has totally disrupted working out at home," 14 Nov. 2018 The best way to achieve this on your own is to use purple eyeshadow to contour your cheekbones and neck. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "We Can't Get Enough of This Easy Vampire Makeup Tutorial for Halloween," 6 Sep. 2018 Step 2: Add a vampy mauve shade around the outer corners of your lids for a bit of ~drama~. Get help with your pink smokey eye from this tutorial: Step 3: Use a pearly hue to highlight your cheekbones, forehead, nose, cupid's bow, and chin. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Snapchat Filter Halloween Costumes You Should Rock IRL," 8 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of cheekbone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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cheekbone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cheekbone

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

cheekbone

noun
cheek·​bone | \ ˈchēk-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn \

Medical Definition of cheekbone

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

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