Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cheekbone”

cheekbone

noun [C usually plural]     /ˈtʃiːk.bəʊn/ US  /-boʊn/
one of the two bones at the top of your cheeks, just below your eye and towards your ear: She has the high cheekbones of a supermodel.The head and face
(Definition of cheekbone noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of cheekbone

Definitions of “cheekbone” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More