jaw·​line | \ˈjȯ-ˌlīn \

Definition of jawline 

: the outline of the lower jaw

Examples of jawline in a Sentence

He has a strong jawline.

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Those blocked pores can appear as whiteheads or cystic bumps on the chin and jawline—the telltale area for period breakouts, says Dr. Engelman. Kelsey Castañon, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Acne — and How to Get Rid of It," 14 Dec. 2017 Then, stipple product onto the skin, starting in the center of your face, and blending into the jawline. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "Here Is Everything You Can (and Should) Use a Beautyblender For," 11 Oct. 2018 Finally, Nayeon massages her jawline to finish off her skin-care routine. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Members of K-Pop Group Twice Reveals Their Skin-Care Secrets," 29 Jan. 2018 But Juggalo makeup involves redrawing the eyebrows and jawline, which confuses the tech and evades recognition in the process. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Insane Clown Privacy: Juggalo Makeup Apparently Thwarts Facial Recognition Technology," 3 July 2018 Founder Dante Gabriel Rossetti developed a lovely but peculiar female archetype, with large hands, prominent nose and jawline, and long neck. Charles Desmarais, SFChronicle.com, "‘Truth and Beauty’ at Legion of Honor: Pure visual pleasure of an idiosyncratic style," 29 June 2018 This is particularly annoying considering that adult pattern acne (which tends to show up more along the jawline and neck than teenage-era T-zone splotches) can also be harder to treat. Lauren Hubbard, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need To Know To Get Rid of Acne Once And For All," 8 Aug. 2017 Women of color often have lighter tones in the center of their faces, while their jawlines and the areas around their hairlines tend to be darker. Maya Alena Allen, Seventeen, "6 Women of Color Share Their Journey to Finding the Right Foundation," 5 June 2017 Striking a more calculated pose, Kloss squinches her eyes, which aids in further carving out her high cheekbones and defining her jawline. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "Is "Squinching" the Celebrity Secret to Looking Perfect in Photos?," 23 July 2015

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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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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