eye candy


Definition of eye candy

: something superficially attractive to look at

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Synonyms for eye candy


candyfloss [British], cotton candy, tinsel

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Examples of eye candy in a Sentence

A lot of the material on their Web site is just eye candy. a fashionable portrait painter in his day, he is now regarded as a minor purveyor of eye candy

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The $29 sea bass moistened with a sauce including yellow mustard seeds is also very good, if not the same eye candy. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Commonwealth Indian is dressed to thrill in Rockville," 26 June 2019 The event, which includes kids activities, racing simulators and lots of auto eye candy, draws thousands of people to the M1 Concourse. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Ready, set, drag race: Roadkill Nights returns to Pontiac, adds a day," 20 June 2019 But statistics at this nascent of a stage are not even eye candy. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. runs around expectations, limitations," 29 June 2019 Graphics chip maker Nvidia is best known for consumer computing, vying with AMD's Radeon line for framerates and eye candy. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Nvidia pushes ARM supercomputing," 17 June 2019 Best trinket: The eye candy that is Luca Novak (Teen Wolf/13 Reasons Why alum Henry Zaga), the hot bartender at SA. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 Kumiko Inspired by a Japanese lattice technique of the same name, the kumiko door is major eye candy. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "The Humble Door, Totally Reimagined," 1 May 2015 And, of course, there's a ton of great eye candy 😍. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Twitter is Legit Freaking Out Over "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"," 26 Oct. 2018 The saturated colors of the Native American costumes and the spectacular sets of the Indian Village and of the plantation River Run are brilliant eye candy. Marie Claire, "'Outlander' Season 4 Finale Recap: 5 Biggest Takeaways," 28 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of eye candy

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eye candy was in 1978

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English Language Learners Definition of eye candy

informal : someone or something that is attractive but is not serious or interesting

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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