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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. 2015.
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  • And the fat little coachman looked around with a cherubic smile on his face.

  • “In truth you are old, buona madre,” said the cherubic boy, in a sweet soprano.

    Romola George Eliot
  • The parson snatched off his brass-bowed spectacles, and his brow lowered fiercely over his cherubic eyes.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • "No see nobody, sar," replied the man with cherubic simplicity.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • The cherubic yet keen blue eyes were staring into hers with the oddest expression she had ever seen.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • She was on the wide veranda, swinging the cherubic boy in the hammock.

    The Road to Understanding Eleanor H. Porter
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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