cheekbone

noun
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

After applying a glow-inducing cream or powder along the tops of your cheekbones, add a dusting to the tops of your shoulders and collarbone. Sarah Ferguson, Marie Claire, "3 Spots You're Forgetting About When Getting Ready," 11 Dec. 2018 Then, take the same loop bigger–from forehead to cheekbones, ending at the chin. The Cut, "How to Get the Most Out of Your Serum," 13 July 2018 This kooky-looking device from MDNA Skin (yes, that's Madonna's brand) massages away puffiness and makes our cheekbones magically reappear. Harper's BAZAAR, "BAZAAR's 2019 Anti-Aging Awards," 4 Mar. 2019 Some contouring skills would come in handy to help achieve Teddy’s chiseled nose, chin and cheekbones. Bethonie Butler, The Seattle Times, "8 last-minute pop-culture Halloween costumes for 2018," 29 Oct. 2018 Burgundy lips and a blunt cheekbone contour tied it altogether. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Selena Gomez, SZA, and More," 24 Mar. 2019 Pay special attention to the cheekbone space near your ear and don't be afraid to add a touch of your favorite highlighter as the finishing touch. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "What Nars's Orgasm Blush Looks Like on 17 Different Skin Tones," 16 Oct. 2018 On July 4, Jones allegedly used a brick to beat Rodriguez, who is recovering from two broken ribs, a broken cheekbone and bruising across much of his body, the statement says. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "California Woman Arrested After Allegedly Beating Man, 92, and Telling Him 'Go Back to Mexico'," 12 July 2018 Just dip in a fluffy brush, then swirl along the highest points of your face—forehead, chin, cheekbones, and along the bridge of your nose. 7. Hannah Morrill, Marie Claire, "These Are the Exact Products You Need for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life," 30 June 2016

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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 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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