Definition of Cheekbone

1. Noun. The arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek.




Definition of Cheekbone

1. Noun. The small prominent bone of the cheek. ¹

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Definition of Cheekbone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheekbone

chee chees
cheeba
cheechako
cheechakoes
cheechakos
cheek
cheek-pouch
cheek bone
cheek by jowl
cheek muscle
cheek pouch
cheek pouches
cheek retractor
cheek retractors
cheek tooth
cheekbone (current term)
cheekboned
cheekbones
cheeke
cheeked
cheekful
cheekfuls
cheekier
cheekiest
cheekily
cheekiness
cheekinesses
cheeking
cheekless
cheekpiece

Literary usage of Cheekbone

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: Compiled for the Use of Common Schools by Noah Webster (1817)
"... n. the side of the face cheekbone, n. the high bone in the cheek Cheer, n. entertainment, jollity, huzza Cheer, ti. to encourage, grow gay Cheerer, ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Welsh Language: Explained in English; with Numerous by William Owen Pughe (1832)
"(. au (gra) A sharp projection, or ledge ; the ledge formed by the cheekbone from the nose to the temples; the upper part of the cheek. ..."

3. The Physiologia of Jean Fernel (1567) by Jean Fernel (2003)
"Then, crossing below the eyes to the very prominent cheekbone, they pass through it, ... Just as these were emerging from the foramen in the cheekbone, ..."

4. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1990)
"jump backwards in checkers. cheek saapi(n.): cheek, side (of the face), area forward of the gills (on a fish). cheekbone ... zygoma, cheekbone. cheer ..."

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