Part of speech: noun

A beautiful winged child, as in painting or sculpture.

Part of speech: noun

An angelic being.

Part of speech: adjective

Cherubic, cherubical.

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Usage examples "cherub":

  1. A man lived who could measure it from end to end; foretell its term; handle the young cherub as were he a shot owl! - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. His long curls were blacker than the raven, and while holding him there in my arms, I could think of nothing but a beautiful cherub with folded wings, astray from heaven. - "Stories of Childhood", Various.
  3. It can only be regained amid trial, sorrow, suffering, and experience, and, when regained, it is as Lord and Master, not as the innocent cherub. - "The-Light-of-Egypt-or-the-science-of-the-soul-and-the-stars-Volume-2", Burgoyne, Thomas H..