cheekbone

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noun cheek·bone \ˈchēk-ˌbōn\

Definition of cheekbone

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

Examples of cheekbone in a sentence

  1. He suffered a broken cheekbone.

  2. She has high cheekbones, like her father.

15th Century

First Known Use of cheekbone

15th century


CHEEKBONE Defined for English Language Learners

cheekbone

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noun cheek·bone \ˈchēk-ˌbōn\

Definition of cheekbone for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

cheekbone

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noun cheek·bone \ˈchēk-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn\

Medical Definition of cheekbone

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



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