cheekbone


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cheek·bone

 (chēk′bōn′)

cheekbone

(ˈtʃiːkˌbəʊn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for zygomatic bone

cheek•bone

(ˈtʃikˌboʊn)

n.
the bony arch that forms the cheek prominence below the eye; zygomatic bone.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheekbone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheekcheekbone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
jugal point, jugale - the craniometric point at the union of the frontal and temporal processes of the zygomatic bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
arcus zygomaticus, zygoma, zygomatic arch - the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
zygomatic process - a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch

cheekbone

noun
Related words
technical name zygomatic bone
adjective malar
Translations
lícní kost
kindben
sarnaluu
poskiluu
jagodica
ほお骨
광대뼈
ličnica
kindben
โหนกแก้ม
xương gò má

cheekbone

[ˈtʃiːkbəʊn] Npómulo m

cheekbone

[ˈtʃiːkbəʊn] npommette f

cheekbone

nWangenknochen m, → Jochbein nt (spec)

cheekbone

[ˈtʃiːkˌbəʊn] nzigomo

cheekbone

عَظْمَةُ الوَجْنَة lícní kost kindben Wangenknochen ζυγωματικό pómulo poskiluu pommette jagodica zigomo ほお骨 광대뼈 jukbeen kinnben kość policzkowa maçã do rosto, osso malar скула kindben โหนกแก้ม elmacık kemiği xương gò má 颧骨

cheekbone

n. carrillo, pómulo, hueso malar.

cheekbone

n pómulo
References in classic literature ?
ag'in, en I done it too, 'ca'se de bullet glance' on his cheekbone en skip up here en glance' on de side o' de winder en whiz right acrost my face en tuck de hide off'n my nose-- why, if I'd 'a'; be'n jist a inch or a inch en a half furder 't would 'a' tuck de whole nose en disfiggered me.
If it were intended to conceal or divert attention from a deep gash, now healed into an ugly seam, which when it was first inflicted must have laid bare his cheekbone, the object was but indifferently attained, for it could scarcely fail to be noted at a glance.
He must once have been a very strong man, but now his great frame, with big, knotty joints, had a wasted look, and the skin was drawn tight over his high cheekbones.
All three were wrapped to the cheekbones and over the ears, and wore jack-boots.
He carried a broad-brimmed hat in his hand, while he wore across the upper part of his face, extending down past the cheekbones, a black vizard mask, which he had apparently adjusted that very moment, for his hand was still raised to it as he entered.
His vivid black eyes rolled volcanically, his bronzed face, handsome as it was, showed at that moment a combination of high cheekbones with set white teeth, which recalled certain American conjectures about his origin in the Southern plantations.
Nesbit was not more than twenty-five, very small, with a pleasant, ugly face; she had very bright eyes, high cheekbones, and a large mouth: the excessive contrasts of her colouring reminded one of a portrait by one of the modern French painters; her skin was very white, her cheeks were very red, her thick eyebrows, her hair, were very black.
This head, with its remarkably broad brow and cheekbones, its handsome, sensual mouth, and its cold, majestic expression, was not disfigured by the approach of death.
The Baron Hesho had high cheekbones, a yellow skin, close-cropped black hair, and wore gold-rimmed spectacles through which he beamed upon the whole world.
The brown face was leaner, the skin drawn tightly across the cheekbones.
The poor creature had come out to the mines to join one of his fellow convicts, a delicate young man, a mechanic and a social democrat, with broad cheekbones and large staring eyes.
Apply it in the hollow of your cheek, underneath the cheekbone, working it in a circular motion so that it is blended in properly.