Definition of cheekbone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːkbəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːkboʊn//
Skeleton and muscles, Face
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the bone below the eye See related entries: Skeleton and muscles, FaceExtra examples A flush of anger appeared on her cheekbones. The hollows beneath his cheekbones showed his stress. The skin stretched taut over his cheekbones.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cheekbone