Examples of sunken in a Sentence
Her eyes were sunken and lifeless.
our convalescing guest's sunken cheeks soon filled out on a diet of my mother's cooking
Recent Examples of sunken from the Web
The premise of the submarine ride, which was inspired by Lego’s Deep Sea Adventure line of toys, is built around a voyage where the passengers are searching for lost treasure on a sunken Lego shipwreck.
Not quite an oil, but not yet a serum, this slick elixir is packed with both honey and royal jelly to plump up sunken skin.
Beyond games, users can explore Google Earth and other passive VR, including one experience in which the user is standing in a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean while a blue whale swims by, mere feet away.
Though prosthetics and visual effects contributed to Collins’ emaciated look, the actress still appears disarmingly thin, with sunken cheekbones, protruding collarbones and extremely visible ribcage.
The galleon went down more than 300 years ago with what may be the world's largest sunken treasure.
A bunch of half-sunken structures off the Italian coast might sound less impressive than a gladiatorial colosseum.
In an emergency order Monday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game warned fishermen to be alert to any fuel sheens in the areas surrounding the sunken vessels.
Master plan consultant RQAW, Carmel, suggested concepts such as a sunken gathering space and shelters and a pavilion where residents could eat lunch.
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Origin and Etymology of sunken
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsconcave, dented, depressed, dished, indented, recessed, hollow
Antonymsbulging, cambered, convex, protruding, protrusive, protuberant
Related Wordsalveolar, cavernous, crescentic, cuplike, cupped, cuppy, recurved; dimpled, pockmarked; compressed, condensed, contracted, diminished, reduced
Near Antonymsballooning, bloated, blown up, bulbous, distended, enlarged, expanded, extended, inflated, jutting, projecting, puffed, puffy, risen, swollen; domed, global, globular, round, rounded, spherical
SUNKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sunken for English Language Learners
: completely covered with water : lying at the bottom of a sea, lake, etc.
: curving inward because of illness, age, etc.
: lying or built at a lower level than the surrounding area
SUNKEN Defined for Kids
Definition of sunken for Students
- Zero's face looked like a jack-o'-lantern … with sunken eyes and a drooping smile.
- —Louis Sachar, Holes
- sunken ships
- a sunken garden
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