like a pink rosey


is it rosy or rosey?

See example:

His cheeks are rosy, and he has a small smile on his face.
asked Oct 09 '12 at 15:18 Anna Smith New member

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For some reason, however, we associate the adjective little with smile rather than small.

link answered Oct 09 '12 at 15:36 Peter Guess Expert

Or maybe "slight".

TolleyOct 09 '12 at 15:40


Peter GuessOct 09 '12 at 15:56

Big/little/slight smile
Big/little/huge/broad grin
Deep frown
Little/slight nod
Little/slight/big shake of the head
Little/big/huge yawn

Are there any that do take "small"? Why don't we use "small" to describe facial expressions?

Peter GuessOct 09 '12 at 16:07

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