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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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 Paired with a Core i5, the energy-efficient Max-Q version of the GTX 1060 should deliver a solid 1080p gaming experience even with all the eye candy cranked up in games. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Walmart's selling a GeForce GTX 1060-equipped Dell gaming laptop for a ludicrously low $880," 13 Sep. 2018 There’s no good eye candy on the résumé as far as marquee victories go, but Marquette did have two victories over fellow bubble team Creighton, which squeaked into the field of 68. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Middle Tennessee, USC among the 7 biggest NCAA tournament snubs on Selection Sunday," 11 Mar. 2018 The team’s footage, far from eye candy, amounts to eye music. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Free Solo’ Review: Gripping Drama, Surpassing Spectacle," 27 Sep. 2018 Clever companies are now fusing Instagram’s eye candy with the immediacy of text shopping. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "Hate Shopping? New Texting Services Will Simplify Your Life," 17 Dec. 2018 Yet the biggest showcase sequences are utter eye candy, and their visual gags stand on their own—or drive hilarious repartee. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Wreck-It Ralph 2 review: Everything we wish Ready Player One had been," 21 Nov. 2018 This is eye candy for the design buff, ideal for browsing on a cold winter’s day. Ann Landi, WSJ, "What to Give: Books on Design," 15 Nov. 2018

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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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one that collects or salvages junk

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