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[chuh-roo-bik] /tʃəˈru bɪk/
of or having the nature of a cherub, or an angel represented as a rosy-cheeked child with wings; angelic.
having a plump, pretty innocence:
a cherubic face and a dazzling smile.
Sometimes, cherubical.
Origin of cherubic
Related forms
cherubically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I said that you did," answered Jessie, with an affectation of cherubic simplicity.

    Devil's Ford Bret Harte
  • “In truth you are old, buona madre,” said the cherubic boy, in a sweet soprano.

    Romola George Eliot
  • "No see nobody, sar," replied the man with cherubic simplicity.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • Some of the cherubic figures are a compound of ox, eagle, lion, and man.

    The Bible: what it is Charles Bradlaugh
  • She was on the wide veranda, swinging the cherubic boy in the hammock.

    The Road to Understanding

    Eleanor H. Porter
  • The shawl, framing this, made her look very young and cherubic.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber
Word Origin and History for cherubic

1620s, from cherub + -ic. Earlier was cherubical (c.1600).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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