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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Counter Strike: Global Offensive runs just as well, but a graphics-intense title like Rainbow Six: Siege requires some settings tweaks, to a lower resolution with less eye candy. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: jack of all trades," 2 July 2018 Treat him to some eye candy at the 17th annual Corvette, Chevy and Street Rod Father's Day Charity Car Show in Libertyville. Larry Nutson, chicagotribune.com, "Treat Dad to a Corvette (show) on Father's Day," 16 June 2017 Voilá: a movie that will satisfy your deepest craving for eye candy without a shred of nourishment. Michael O’sullivan, kansascity, "In ‘Skyscraper,’ Dwayne Johnson’s charisma elevates a dumb movie," 12 July 2018 Butler The Bulldogs already beat Villanova on Dec. 30 -- a feature on its résumé that will stand out like eye candy to the selection committee. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Bubble Watch: Saturday's winners and losers among fringe NCAA tournament teams," 10 Feb. 2018 Period re-creation is also first rate and, for animal fans, there’s eye candy aplenty in the form of giraffes, lions, chimps, flamingos and, of course, one soulful elephant. Gary Goldstein, latimes.com, "A boy and his elephant charm in World War II-set drama 'Zoo'," 5 June 2018 Ori and the Will of the Wisps seems like more of the same game, but with a more ambitious world to explore, new movement options, better combat, and a whole lot of eye candy to ogle. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Ori and the Will of the Wisps hands-on: Recapturing that magic feeling," 11 June 2018 For a heaping serving of eye candy, the new digs also boast one of the largest cactus gardens in the United States (Word to the wise: Don’t eat the cacti). Matt Villano, Sunset, "Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids," 22 Jan. 2018 In a game of split-second decision-making like that, hitting the 144 fps mark would be exceptional, but this is still great performance with tons of eye candy and no loss of action. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "New gaming laptops haven’t solved the battery life problem," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of eye candy

1978, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eye candy

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

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