Word of the Day: Dimple

dim-ple / ˈdim-pəl




  1. a small hollow or indentation in a soft spot on the face or body

In the eyes of a lover a pock-marked face is one with pretty dimples.

Japanese Proverb


  1. a depression in a surface

If valleys are the dimples on the face of the earth, as Steven King once said, then Silicon Valley is the deepest, most sparkling dimple of them all.

from ‘The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley’ by Betty Dravis, ?-




  1. to produce a small indentation in something

Golf balls are sweet: dimpled and sometimes even smiling.

Steve Rushin, 1966-