Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth; A fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging).

Usage examples (30)
  • 'jowl' of earthenware -- that was the local word for it -- a batch of dough was set before a fire to rise.
  • From this we saluted the semi-lunar jowl of the moon.
  • Paymaster, laughing till his jowl purpled over his stock.
  • He shot a quick glance of dislike at Richford's heavy jowl. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A "jewel" is a (precious stone), a "joule" is (a measure of energy in physics). Do not confuse these with "jowl" which refers to the jaw and the loose skin of the throat).
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.