dimple

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From Middle English dympull, akin to Old High German tumphilo 'whirlpool' and Old English dyppan 'to dip'

Noun[edit]

dimple (plural dimples)

  1. A small depression or indentation in a surface.
    The accident created a dimple in the hood of the car.
    • Wordsworth
      The garden pool's dark surface [] breaks into dimples small and bright.
  2. Specifically, a small natural depression on the skin, especially on the face near the corners of the mouth.
    You have very cute dimples.

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  • (depression in a surface): dent

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dimple (third-person singular simple present dimples, present participle dimpling, simple past and past participle dimpled)

  1. (transitive) To create a dimple in.
    The hailstorm dimpled the roof of our car.
  2. (intransitive) To create a dimple in one's face by smiling.
    The young girl dimpled in glee as she was handed a cupcake.
  3. To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
    • Dryden
      And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.

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