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cher·ub

 (chĕr′əb)
n.
1. pl. cher·u·bim (chĕr′ə-bĭm′, -yə-bĭm′)
a. A winged celestial being.
b. cherubim Christianity The second of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
2. pl. cher·ubs
a. A putto.
b. A person, especially a child, with an innocent or chubby face.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew kərûb; see krb in Semitic roots.]

che·ru′bic (chə-ro͞o′bĭk) adj.
che·ru′bi·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cherubic - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherubcherubic - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"

cherubic

adjective angelic, appealing, sweet, heavenly, innocent, lovable, adorable, seraphic the toddler's beaming, cherubic face

cherubic

adjective
Of or like a baby:
Translations
مَلائِكي
andělský
engleagtigkerubisk
kerubi
engillegur; saklaus; búlduleitur
melek gibi

cherubic

[tʃeˈruːbɪk] ADJquerúbico

cherubic

[tʃɛˈruːbɪk] adjda cherubino

cherub

(ˈtʃerəb) noun
an angel with wings and the plump face and body of a child.
cheˈrubic (-ˈruː-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
But that heroine briefly suggesting 'Bedtime' instead, the bottles were put away, and the family retired; she cherubically escorted, like some severe saint in a painting, or merely human matron allegorically treated.
Adjacent to sequin-covered Union Jack throw pillows are a few objects eerily reminiscent of artworks from the past: a velvet pink Jesus sharing a strange kinship with Katharina Fritsch's yellow Madonnas, a chromed gnome which hints at Jeff Koons's 1980s silvery stainless steel figurines, and playful bookends not unlike Keith I hi ring's radiant baby, now toddling upright and cherubically shoving ceramic books together.
Young John, who was slightly built and cherubically attractive, started his schooling at home at about the age of five and from eleven went to a famous nearby institution, St Paul's School.