- (of the nose) shaped like an eagle's beak; hooked.
- of or like the eagle.
Origin of aquiline
Examples from the Web for aquiline
Aquiline nose, face long and aristocratic, voice deep and vibrant.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
His nose was aquiline, his forehead high and square, his chin massive.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
There was something so unyielding in the keen, aquiline nose and pointed chin.The Golden Woman
Her eyes were large and deeply blue; her nose small, but high and aquiline.Alroy
But except for the accident that both outlines were aquiline, they had little in common.The Innocence of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
An aquiline nose is one hooked like the beak which belongs to an eagle.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
- (of a nose) having the curved or hooked shape of an eagle's beak
- of or resembling an eagle
Word Origin and History for aquiline
"curved like an eagle's beak," 1640s, originally in English in reference to long, hooked noses, from Latin aquilinus "of or like an eagle," from aquila "eagle," of uncertain origin, usually explained as "the dark bird;" cf. aquilus "blackish, of the color of darkness."