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dimple

noun dim·ple \ ˈdim-pəl \

Definition of dimple

1 anatomy :a slight natural indentation in the surface of some part of the human body
  • noticed his dimples when he smiled
2 :a depression or indentation on a surface (as of a golf ball)

dimply

play \-p(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of dimple in a Sentence

  1. She noticed his dimples when he smiled.

  2. the dimples on a golf ball

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Origin and Etymology of dimple

Middle English dympull; akin to Old High German tumphilo whirlpool, Old English dyppan to dip — more at dip


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dimple

verb

Definition of dimple

dimpled; dimpling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
:to mark with dimples
  • a baby's dimpled hands
intransitive verb
:to exhibit or form dimples

Origin and Etymology of dimple


DIMPLE Defined for English Language Learners

dimple

noun

Definition of dimple for English Language Learners

  • : a small area on a part of a person's body (such as the cheek or chin) that naturally curves in

  • : a small area on a surface that curves in


DIMPLE Defined for Kids

dimple

noun dim·ple \ ˈdim-pəl \

Definition of dimple for Students

:a slight hollow spot especially in the cheek or chin

Medical Dictionary

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dimple

noun dim·ple \ ˈdim-pəl \

medical Definition of dimple

:a slight natural indentation or hollow in the surface of some part of the human body (as on a cheek or the chin)

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dimple

verb

medical Definition of dimple

dimpled; dimpling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
:to mark with dimples
intransitive verb
:to exhibit or form dimples


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