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“clean-shaven” in British English

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clean-shavenadjective

uk /ˌkliːnˈʃeɪ.vən/ us /ˌkliːnˈʃeɪ.vən/

Examples from literature

  • He had remarkably clean-cut features and was clean-shaven. 
  • He introduced me to the poet: a tall, spare figure in black of Quaker cut, with a keen, clean-shaven face, black hair, and vivid black eyes. 
  • He was a large, fat, jolly red-faced man, clean-shaven, with white hair. 
  • He was a little, white-faced, clean-shaven, grizzly-haired fellow of fifty. 
  • His clean-shaven face was as free from care as a boy's. 

(Definition of “clean-shaven” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“clean-shaven” in American English

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clean-shavenadjective

/ˈklinˈʃeɪ·vən/

(of a man) having no beard or mustache on his face

(Definition of “clean-shaven” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)