cheekbony

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cheekbone +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

cheekbony (comparative more cheekbony, superlative most cheekbony)

  1. Having prominent cheekbones.
    • 1928, Transition (issues 13-14, page 262)
      His cheekbony face is pale grey, with a black wavy beard as in a frame of mourning, and upon it crawl, washing off the dirt, large drops of sweat.
    • 1999, Serena Mackesy, The Temp (page 245)
      Ben's hangovers just make him look more beautiful, in a blitzed, cheekbony way.