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    meaning of "raised cheeks"

    Hi
    Could you help me with the meaning of that. I came across it in a collocation dictionary. Does it mean a person who has got cheeks that are sticking out. I don't know exactly how to express myself, but I mean is it a disapproving type of adjective?
    Loads of thanks

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    I've never heard it. As always, context is everything. Can you post a link to the collocation dictionary where you found it please?

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    Could you help me with the meaning of that. I came across it in a collocation dictionary. Does it mean a person who has got cheeks that are sticking out. I don't know exactly how to express myself, but I mean is it a disapproving type of adjective?
    Loads of thanks
    I would take it to mean smiling.

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never heard it. As always, context is everything. Can you post a link to the collocation dictionary where you found it please?

    Oops! Sorry, I didn't come across this word in the collocation dictionary. I mistook this thread for the other one about teeth.
    Unfortunately, I can't remember where I saw it, or maybe I've heard it from my colleagues. This is a term that's used among them. If it's not correct, how can we describe a person's cheeks that are sticking out on the top and it's considered as a beautiful aspect in most people's viewpoints.
    Thanks a bunch

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    Sometimes we talk having "high cheekbones" in a person considered classically beautiful and "apply cheeked" for someone who is cute, but I've never heard of someone's cheeks sticking out as an attractive feature.

    Maybe you could post a picture of someone and we could tell you how we would describe them.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Sometimes we talk having "high cheekbones" in a person considered classically beautiful and "apply cheeked" for someone who is cute, but I've never heard of someone's cheeks sticking out as an attractive feature.

    Maybe you could post a picture of someone and we could tell you how we would describe them.
    Thanks Barb
    As I said I don't really know how to express this kind of cheeks, that's why I used "sticking out". I think the person will look like a monster.
    Thanks for "high cheekbones". Sorry is it "apply cheeked"? Because I couldn't find it in a dictionary.
    About the picture with such a feature I think "Kim Kardashian or Ebru Gundes" are good examples.
    Thanks a million

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    In BrE, that would be "apple cheeked" although that applies as much to the colour as the shape. High (angular) cheekbones are considered to be an attractive feature. If you look at many models, you'll see that they have very prominent cheekbones, giving a quite angular shape to their face.

    This is a good example of a male model with "cheekbones to die for" (!) : http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/u..._cheekbone.jpg

    And for the female version: http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/im...race_Jones.jpg

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    Thank you emsr2d2, Barb and Raymott for the help.

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    Should have been "apple" not "apply." Typo queen strikes again.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: meaning of "raised cheeks"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Should have been "apple" not "apply." Typo queen strikes again.
    I thought it was a typo for high cheekbones as "amply cheeked".

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