Dimple meaning

dĭmpəl
A small natural indentation in the flesh on a part of the human body, especially in the cheek or on the chin.
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A slight depression or indentation in a surface.
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To form dimples by smiling.
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To produce dimples in.
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A small, natural hollow on the surface of the body, as on the cheek or chin.
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Any little hollow, as on water.
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To make dimples in.
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To show or form dimples.
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A small depression or indentation in a surface.

The accident created a dimple in the hood of the car.

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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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To create a dimple in.

The hailstorm dimpled the roof of our car.

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(intransitive) To create a dimple in one's face by smiling.

The young girl dimpled in glee as she was handed a cupcake.

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To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
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Origin of dimple

  • Middle English dimpel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary