\ ˈchēkt How to pronounce cheeked (audio) \

Definition of cheeked

: having cheeks of a specified nature used in combinationrosy-cheeked

Examples of cheeked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Workers in hard hats called out for people to stay back, and along came Jim Grant, who still looked, in his police uniform, like a big, red-cheeked tenth grader. Fiona Mcfarlane, The New Yorker, "Demolition," 18 May 2020 Northern white-cheeked gibbons are approaching extinction in the wild as loggers clear significant portions of Southeast Asia’s evergreen forests to produce timber products like lumber and paper. National Geographic, "See the Full Archive," 21 Apr. 2020 Swipes and screens once deemed too complicated to attempt are now lifelines to chubby-cheeked minors. Beth Spotswood,, "With help of tools like Zoom, grandparents stay connected," 1 Apr. 2020 Matthews is an eminence grise of television news, his pugilistic and red-cheeked persona familiar to viewers from countless election nights., "US announces troop withdrawal in Afghanistan as respite from violence ends," 2 Mar. 2020 In 1961, the in Pennsylvania acquired a 17th-century portrait of a rosy-cheeked woman dressed in fine fabrics and delicate jewelry. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Pennsylvania Museum Discovers Unidentified Rembrandt Portrait in Its Collection," 12 Feb. 2020 Conflicts between human development and the health of wildlife are a universal story, of course—a point underlined by the book’s passing reference to controversies in Texas regarding efforts to preserve the golden-cheeked warbler. Danny Heitman, WSJ, "‘Cat Tale’ Review: From the Brink of Extinction," 7 Feb. 2020 His specialty was beautiful, rosy-cheeked, elegant Caucasian women, and the title and subject matter of this collection certainly illustrates how much society has changed in the last century. oregonlive, "Among these antiques, midcentury modern trumps Civil War: Today’s Collectibles," 3 Jan. 2020 Endangered Species: Pipeline opponents to sue over golden-cheeked warbler Kinder Morgan officials are preparing a statement but the company has maintained that the pipeline route was carefully chosen to affect the fewest number of landowners. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Texas cities threaten to sue over Kinder Morgan pipeline, Edwards Aquifer endangered species," 16 Oct. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cheeked.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of cheeked

1552, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cheeked

Time Traveler for cheeked

Time Traveler

The first known use of cheeked was in 1552

See more words from the same year

Statistics for cheeked

Last Updated

2 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cheeked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on cheeked

Spanish Central: Translation of cheeked

Comments on cheeked

What made you want to look up cheeked? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!