jaw·​line | \ ˈjȯ-ˌlīn How to pronounce jawline (audio) \

Definition of jawline

: the outline of the lower jaw

Examples of jawline in a Sentence

He has a strong jawline.
Recent Examples on the Web Petito later told the officers that Laundrie had scratched her face, gesturing toward her jawline. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 12 Oct. 2021 Blood had oozed in erratic streams along the side of his face, creating diminutive red rivers in the wrinkles along his jawline, before pooling at the end of his chin and trickling onto his starched white oxford shirt. EW.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Done correctly, contour works by creating shadows that accentuate the natural angles of your face, particularly your cheekbones and jawline. Heather Roy, chicagotribune.com, 24 Mar. 2021 Strips in a myriad of sizes ran down his jawline, nose, and sideburn area. Devon Abelman, Allure, 12 Sep. 2021 With her sharp jawline, slender face and rosy lips, Ling reflects a traditional Chinese beauty ideal. Amanda Florian, CNN, 18 Aug. 2021 Many of the reality star's fans are in awe of Kourt's new hair that falls slightly below her jawline. Sara Miranda, Allure, 16 Aug. 2021 Many of his neck tattoos are very visible, but fans' eyes immediately went to the new tat scrawled across his jawline. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 3 Aug. 2021 Unfortunately though, Goldfarb said the results were temporary, and after a year or two of clear skin, her breakouts returned in her early 20s, moving from her forehead to her jawline. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 29 July 2021

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First Known Use of jawline

1924, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2021

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“Jawline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jawline. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jawline

: the line of the face formed by the lower jaw : the bottom edge of a person's face


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