A side view of the skull, showing the cheekbone under the name zygomatic
From Middle English chekebon, chekbone, from Old English ċēacbān (“cheekbone”), equivalent to cheek + bone. Compare Dutch kaakbeen (“jawbone”).
cheekbone (plural cheekbones)
- The small prominent bone of the cheek.
1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- She was like a Beardsley Salome, he had said. And indeed she had the narrow eyes and the high cheekbone of that creature, and as nearly the sinuosity as is compatible with human symmetry.
- German: Jochbein (de) n, Wangenknochen m
- Ido: zigomato (io)
- Italian: zigomo (it) m
- Japanese: 頬骨 (ja) (きょうこつ, kyōkotsu)
- Kalmyk: шана (şana)
- Korean: 광대뼈 (ko) (gwangdaeppyeo)
- Malay: tulang pipi, pasu-pasu, tulang bercagak, zigoma
- Maori: rei
- Nogai: бет суьеги (bet süyegi)
- Portuguese: zigoma (pt) m, zigomático
- Russian: скула́ (ru) f (skulá)
- Slovene: ličnica (sl) f
- Spanish: pómulo (es) m, cigoma (es) f
- Swedish: okben n, kindben (sv) n, kindknota c
- Tagalog: buto ng pisngi, butumpisngi