circumoral

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɜː(ɹ).kəmˌɔː(ɹ)əl/

Adjective[edit]

circumoral (not comparable)

  1. around or encircling the mouth.
    You know this smile: the strenuous contraction of circumoral fascia w/ incomplete zygomatic involvement, the smile that doesn't quite reach the smiler’s eyes and that signifies nothing more than a calculated attempt to advance the smiler’s own interests by pretending to like the smilee. From: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (1997) by David Foster Wallace, page 289.