\ 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 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 The two huge fig trees found here are home to large numbers of frugivorous birds like the Asian koel, white-cheeked barbet, roseringed parakeet, the common myna, and the jungle myna. Bahar Dutt, Quartz India, "Two Indian cities lead the way in transforming concrete jungles into real jungles," 22 Oct. 2019 About an hour and a half east of Venice Beach, beneath the imposing gaze of Mount San Antonio, a broad-cheeked man by the name of Dewey Cable realized his lifelong dream of owning...his very own public-use airport. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "How Zendaya Got Her Stunning 1970s Hair and Makeup for Allure's Latest Cover," 21 Nov. 2019 Now 10 weeks old, chubby-cheeked little Le Nhat Manh sits cradled in his grandfather's lap as the elder man sobs. CNN, "Young Vietnamese workers risking life and death on 'the line' to Europe," 28 Oct. 2019 The fan missed them, but Chamberland called police, and wide-eyed, chubby-cheeked Marie, now 4 months old, was removed from the home. Globe Staff,, "She’s been bounced through more than a dozen foster homes. And she’s just 6," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cheeked

1552, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2020

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“Cheeked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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