Dim"ple (?), n. [Prob. a nasalized dim. of dip. See Dip, and cf. Dimble.]

1.

A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.

Milton.

The dimple of her chin. Prior.

2.

A slight indentation on any surface.

The garden pool's dark surface . . . Breaks into dimples small and bright. Wordsworth.

 

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Dim"ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dimpled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dimpling (?).]

To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.

And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. Dryden.

 

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Dim"ple, v. t.

To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions.

Shak.

 

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