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.

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The rock ’n’ roll ravages have done their thing, but those fabulous cheekbones — and that stare — remain intact. Mark Feeney,, "Guitars, stars, and attitude," 11 July 2019 Rather than distracting from the bronze goddess approach, the additional color enhanced it, making the moment seem at once more natural and amplified, Ratajkowski's cheekbones standing out with that extra ounce of definition. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Has a Surprising Trick to Achieve the Perfect Summer Glow," 27 June 2019 His boyfriend Juan Carlos, with his flawless telenovela cheekbones, is heir to a cookie fortune. Jason Parham, WIRED, "The Oddball Delights of Los Espookys," 14 June 2019 As a kid growing up with so-called (my words) chipmunk cheeks that my grandmother's friends loved to squeeze like Play-Doh, cheekbones have always been a foreign concept to me. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "I Tried Kim Kardashian's Favorite Laser Skin-Tightening Treatment," 30 May 2019 The key product is Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze & Glow, a contouring and highlighting palette that can carve out cheekbones from the most cheekboneless among us. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Backstage Beauty Secrets from This Year's Victoria's Secret Show," 8 Nov. 2018 Sweep Blush Up High For an instant cheek lift, place your blush brush at the highest point of your cheekbone and apply color in a circular motion, advises makeup artist Sandy Linter, who works with Elizabeth Hurley. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Best Instant Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets," 24 June 2019 For the outing, Vanngo kept Gomez’s appearance looking natural, opting to give her a nude lip, subtle smokey eye, and light, rosy highlights on her cheekbones. Joelle Goldstein,, "Bill Murray Says He Would've Taken Selena Gomez Home to Meet His Mother — If His Mom Were Alive," 11 June 2019 Chun, a mild mannered man with high cheekbones and wavy grey hair, is one of a band of Korean pastors who specialize in helping North Korean women escape from China. Julie Zaugg, CNN, "These North Korean defectors were sold into China as cybersex slaves. Then they escaped," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of cheekbone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cheekbone

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


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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