- a small, natural hollow area or crease, permanent or transient, in some soft part of the human body, especially one formed in the cheek in smiling.
- any similar slight depression.
- to mark with or as if with dimples; produce dimples in: A smile dimpled her face.
- to dent (a metal sheet) so as to permit use of bolts or rivets with countersunk heads.
- to mark (a metal object) with a drill point as a guide for further drilling.
- to form or show dimples.
Origin of dimple
Examples from the Web for dimpled
Her sunny, dimpled smile was betrayed by her hunched, buckled posture.The Young Girls Escaping the ISIS War
September 16, 2014
There is something to the challenge posed by that dimpled orb that creates great distraction.Yes, Obama Was Right to Golf After Foley
Daniel G. Hill
August 30, 2014
But Rubens was merely trying to appeal to wealthy art patrons, who liked their models with thick legs and dimpled derrieres.Botticelli's Venus Gets Photoshop Treatment
May 25, 2014
As her skin is turned pale, and her cheeks are dimpled, a familiar face emerges from the screen.Santa Claus Is A Bikini Model
December 18, 2013
Her face is round, and her dimpled smile is accented by two front teeth that resemble Chiclets.Ralph Lauren Child Model, From Roadside to Runway
May 23, 2013
Fido knew that, for there were caresses in every stroke of the dimpled hands.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
America herself is as lovely as a dimpled babe, and as innocent.The Book of Khalid
She could not keep her arm still, and he could almost feel its dimpled elbow.The Christian
But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ruth, with her chin upon her dimpled arm, watched Reuben as he played.Aunt Rachel
David Christie Murray
- a small natural dent or crease in the flesh, esp on the cheeks or chin
- any slight depression in a surface
- a bubble or dent in glass
- to make or become dimpled
- (intr) to produce dimples by smiling
Word Origin and History for dimpled
1570s (implied in dimpled), from dimple (n.).
c.1400, perhaps existing in Old English as a word meaning "pothole," perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *dumpilaz, which has yielded words in other languages meaning "small pit, little pool" (e.g. German Tümpel "pool," Middle Low German dümpelen, Dutch dompelen "to plunge"). Related: Dimples.
- A small natural indentation in the chin, cheek, or sacral region, probably due to some developmental fault in the subcutaneous connective tissue or in underlying bone.
- A depression of similar appearance resulting from trauma or the contraction of scar tissue.