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 of cheekbone from the Web
Fueling growth are social media websites, such as Weibo, Youku, iQiyi and Tudou, that women are increasingly turning to for tutorials on everything from shading eyes to highlighting cheekbones.
Authorities say the officer’s nose, cheekbones and collarbone were broken in the beating.
Dust on a powder formula, like Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush ($38), or a liquid, such as Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops ($42), along your cheekbones, and blend with a fluffy brush or your fingers.
Beyond obvious signifiers like a creepy mustache, things like facial width-to-height ratio (the distance between the two extremes of the cheekbones and the distance from the upper lip to the eyebrows) can clue us in to how trustworthy a person is.
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First Known Use of cheekbone
CHEEKBONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cheekbone for English Language Learners
: a bone of the face that is located below the eye
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