- nounADJECTIVE▪ high, prominent▪ chiselled/chiseled, perfect, sharp▪ broken, fracturedPREPOSITION▪ beneath sb's cheekbones▪
The hollows beneath his cheekbones showed his stress.▪ on sb's cheekbones▪
A flush of anger appeared on her cheekbones.▪ over sb's cheekbones▪
The skin stretched taut over his cheekbones.
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cheekbone — n. the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek. Syn: zygomatic bone, malar bone, jugal bone, os zygomaticum. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cheekbone — ► NOUN ▪ the bone below the eye … English terms dictionary
cheekbone — [chēk′bōn΄] n. the bone across the upper cheek, that forms the outer side of the eye s bony orbit; zygomatic bone; malar … English World dictionary
cheekbone — UK [ˈtʃiːkˌbəʊn] / US [ˈtʃɪkˌboʊn] noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms cheekbone : singular cheekbone plural cheekbones one of the two bones on each side of your face, below your eyes She had a thin face with high cheekbones … English dictionary
cheekbone — Ā; ♦ high cheekbone, kekē nā iwiiwi papālina … English-Hawaiian dictionary
cheekbone — noun Date: 15th century the prominence below the eye that is formed by the zygomatic bone; also zygomatic bone … New Collegiate Dictionary
cheekbone — /cheek bohn /, n. 1. the zygomatic bone. 2. the part of that bone below the eye forming the prominence of the cheek. 3. the area of the cheek overlying this bone. [bef. 1000; ME chekbon, OE ceacban. See CHEEK, BONE1] * * * … Universalium
cheekbone — noun The small prominent bone of the cheek. Syn: malar bone, zygoma, zygomatic bone … Wiktionary
cheekbone — cheek·bone chēk bōn, .bōn n the prominence below the eye that is formed by the zygomatic bone also ZYGOMATIC BONE … Medical dictionary
cheekbone — cheek|bone [ˈtʃi:kbəun US boun] n [C usually plural] one of the two bones above your cheeks, just below your eyes ▪ She had high cheekbones and green eyes … Dictionary of contemporary English