Cupid's bow

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Cu·pid's bow

 (kyo͞o′pĭdz bō′)
n. pl. Cupid's bows
An archery bow that curves inward at the center and usually outward at the ends.
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Cupid's bow

n
(Anatomy) a shape of the upper lip considered to resemble Cupid's double-curved bow
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Cu′pid's bow′

(boʊ)
n.
1. a classical bow; the bow Cupid is traditionally pictured as bearing.
2. a line or shape resembling this, esp. the line of the upper lip.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cupid's bow - the double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bowCupid's bow - the double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bow
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
2.Cupid's bow - a curved bow with reversed curve ends
bow - a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
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Translations

Cupid’s bow

adjbogenförmig geschwungen; Cupid’s bow mouthKussmund m, → Herzmund m
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References in classic literature ?
Wouldn't you like if your tails were--so-- Curved in the shape of a Cupid's bow? Now you're angry, but--never mind, Brother, thy tail hangs down behind!
You said the other day that she was fine in figure; roundly built; had deep red lips like Cupid's bow; dark eyelashes and brows, an immense rope of hair like a ship's cable; and large eyes violety-bluey-blackish."
Her features are like sculptured marble and her mouth is a trembling, curving Cupid's bow. (PETER, ASIDE: "What kind of a thing is that?") Her creamy skin is as fair and flawless as the petals of a white lily.