short whiskers extending from the hairline to below the ears and worn with an unbearded chin.
the projections of the hairline forming a border on the face in front of each ear.
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How to use sideburns in a sentence
The extravagantly-coiffed cyclist had, however, shaved off his sideburns for today's ceremony in Buckingham Palace.
Just writing those last two sentences makes me feel better than a guy with sideburns describing his first Cronut on Yelp.
Some people know Curtis through his passion as an Elvis impersonator, including a snarl and long sideburns.The Mississippi Man Caught Mailing Ricin-Letters is an Elvis Impersonator | Justin Green | April 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are details that make it seem so far away now: the sideburns, the wide flares, the cobblestones.
Long sideburns accentuated his cheeks and, at night, black eyeliner rimmed his eyelids.
One day at the noon hour a big farmer with red sideburns rode up to the schoolhouse with a revolver in his hand.The Story of General Pershing | Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
He wore his brown mustache thick and let it grow back over his cheeks to join his sideburns.Shaman | Robert Shea
The man's hair needed cutting and ragged sideburns strayed down either cheek, to meet beneath his chin.Swamp Cat | James Arthur Kjelgaard
And outwardly he remained a mild little figure with sideburns, kindly tolerant toward everyone.Gargoyles | Ben Hecht
You have gray sideburns then, and there's not a touch of gray in your hair now.You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did | David E. Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for sideburns
a man's whiskers grown down either side of the face in front of the ears: Also called: sideboards, side whiskers, (Austral) sidelevers
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