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Baby face

a face having a bland babyish or childish appearance, especially a plump, small-featured face unmarked by characteristic lines.
a person having such a face.
Contemporary Examples

His wide blue eyes, baby face, and soft, mumbling voice are less pronounced than they are onscreen.
Casey Affleck, Star of ‘Out of the Furnace,’ on His Hollywood Struggles Marlow Stern December 1, 2013

Historical Examples

In the stern-sheets, fast asleep, with the baby face towards me, lay a little child in white.
The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore

It was that snippy little Marjorie Lowry with the baby face, wasn’t it?
Shorty McCabe on the Job Sewell Ford

As she looked again at the baby face upturned as if in silent answer, the truth broke in upon her.
That Lass O’ Lowrie’s Frances Hodgson Burnett

His baby face took on the resolute charm his mother dreaded.
The Higher Court Mary Stewart Daggett

Her baby face was white and there were dark shadows under the eyes which stared at him with a touch of madness.
Septimus William J. Locke

When I knew it, it was a baby face; but the spectacles are still the same!
Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions Slason Thompson

Then, the heavy brows of Aggie would draw down a little, and the baby face would harden.
Within the Law Marvin Dana

She is christened, and over her baby face there lies a white veil.
Private Peat Harold R. Peat

I would know that baby face and that chin, and he had a—I remember people, but no names.
Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


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