cheek·​bone | \ ˈchēk-ˌbōn How to pronounce cheekbone (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Traditional curtain bangs are the shaggy effortless cut that hit just below the brow and extend out toward the cheekbone. Elle Turner, Glamour, 12 June 2022 In terms of texture, her hair is straight, with side bangs falling from her left side part to hang just at her cheekbone. Addison Aloian, Allure, 17 May 2022 That said, the 'W' technique is not to be confused with the 'C' technique — also known as draping — in which blush is swept from the top of the cheekbone around the outer eye and up towards the temple. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 16 May 2022 On Monday, Depp’s head of security, Sean Bett, testified that the actor had been abused by Heard, and his lawyers presented a picture that showed Depp with a laceration on his cheekbone. Tatiana Siegel, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2022 Run the flat side of the board under one cheekbone, from the corner of your mouth toward your ear. Emily Rekstis, Allure, 14 Apr. 2022 Nute’s cheekbone, eye socket, nose, nasal canal and ribs were fractured, according to a lawsuit. Ashley Remkus |, al, 4 Mar. 2022 To start, Arwa sinks one finger into each cheekbone for 30 seconds and twists it back and forth in a circular motion. Sara Miranda, Allure, 3 Mar. 2022 Her jaw and cheekbone are fractured, and part of her jaw and a couple of teeth are missing. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cheekbone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cheekbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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cheek·​bone | \ ˈchēk-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn How to pronounce cheekbone (audio) \

Medical Definition of cheekbone

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

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