Meaning of “birthmark” in the English Dictionary


"birthmark" in English

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birthmarknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɜːθ.mɑːk/ us /ˈbɝːθ.mɑːrk/

Examples from literature

  • He has a birthmark on his leg. 
  • He has a birthmark. 
  • She learned intimate details, too, and found out that he had hair on his arms and a birthmark on his shoulder. 
  • The boy in lifting his left arm had disclosed a dark-brown birthmark shaped like the new moon. 
  • Violet had a brown birthmark on her neck as large as a silver half-dollar. 

(Definition of “birthmark” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"birthmark" in American English

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birthmarknoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɜrθˌmɑrk/

a mark on a baby's skin at birth that usually stays there for life

(Definition of “birthmark” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)