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dimple

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noun dim·ple \ˈdim-pəl\

Definition of dimple

  1. 1 :  a slight natural indentation in the surface of some part of the human body

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of dimple

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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dimple

verb dim·ple

Definition of dimple

dimpled

dimpling

play \-p(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to mark with dimples

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to exhibit or form dimples

1602

First Known Use of dimple

1602


DIMPLE Defined for English Language Learners

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dimple

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noun dim·ple \ˈdim-pəl\

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

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noun dim·ple \ˈdim-pəl\

Definition of dimple for Students

  1. :  a slight hollow spot especially in the cheek or chin


Medical Dictionary

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dimple

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noun dim·ple \ˈdim-pəl\

Medical Definition of dimple

  1. :  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 dim·ple

Medical Definition of dimple

dimpled

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dimpling

\-p(ə-)liŋ\play
  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to mark with dimples

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to exhibit or form dimples


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