cheek muscle

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Synonyms for cheek muscle

a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth

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Even with his custom-built computerised communication software and voice synthesizer, he can only talk at a rate of one word every three seconds, so a normal conversation is impossibly slow, but by controlling his computer screen with twitches of his cheek muscle, he can compile answers for later delivery.
When circulation in the cheek area is sluggish, the hair follicles become congested with oil and dead skin cells and toxins start to settle in the spaces beneath the cheek muscles.
Smile and release upper lip, feeling the cheek muscle pushing up towards the eye sockets, like an opera singer in shock.
Hawking is only able to "speak" via his "cheekbones", using his cheek muscles to activate a machine that interprets the words he wants to speak - mind blowing
It can be a temporary or a permanent restriction to mouth opening due to cheek muscles being strained or a problem with your jaw joint.
If you look at the royals, they keep their cheek muscles absolutely rigid all of the time.
Scuba diving: Clenching seems to be the greatest risk factor for pain in the cheek muscles following diving.
Professor Susan Fiske of Princeton University and her former PhD student Mina Cikara, now of Carnegie Mellon University, measured the electrical activity of cheek muscles with an electromyogram.
Through a series of experiments PhD student Mina Cikara and Princeton professor Susan Fiske measured the electrical activity of cheek muscles and showed that people smile more when someone they envy experiences misfortune or discomfort.
He controls a computer by twitching his cheek muscles, scrolling through letters and words which are then spoken by his now famous voice synthesiser.
He also ensures all that their cheek muscles are still in perfect working order; you'd certainly struggle to stop laughing after the evening is over, his best work lingering in your mind.
This makes the cheek muscles and tongue prone to bites," says Dr Malhotra.
Since cheek muscles are constantly exercised, they tend to be tough, and are therefore ideal for long cooking preparations.