cheeked

adjective
\ ˈchēkt How to pronounce cheeked (audio) \

Definition of cheeked

: having cheeks of a specified nature used in combination rosy-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, 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, 21 Apr. 2020 Swipes and screens once deemed too complicated to attempt are now lifelines to chubby-cheeked minors. Beth Spotswood, SFChronicle.com, 1 Apr. 2020 Matthews is an eminence grise of television news, his pugilistic and red-cheeked persona familiar to viewers from countless election nights. BostonGlobe.com, 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, 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, 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, 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, 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cheeked

1552, in the meaning defined above

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“Cheeked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheeked. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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