eye candy


Definition of eye candy

: something superficially attractive to look at

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Get ready to laugh hard, contemplate philosophy deeply, and be treated to the eye candy that is actor Robbie Amell. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "The Best Feel-Good TV Shows to Stream This Summer," 17 June 2020 The 0764 served as eye candy at the 1960 New York Auto Show. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Rare Ferrari 335 S Spyder wows, wins global ‘Best of the Best’ honors," 21 Feb. 2020 The eight-part mini-series debuted this weekend on Epix and complete with a new cast of complex characters, layered plots, eye candy costumes, and scene-stealing interiors. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "How to Watch Belgravia, Julian Fellowes's New Period Drama," 13 Apr. 2020 Dressing in outfits that match her artwork, Ms. Kusama has a lovable, relatable quirkiness that speaks to a younger generation, and her work is undeniably eye candy — vibrant, playful and accessible. Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, "Everything’s Coming Up Kusama, Including a Macy’s Balloon," 5 Nov. 2019 Yes, provide the requisite eye candy needed for a theme park parade. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, "Come for the princesses and stay for the ... interpretive dance? Disneyland’s new parade ups the art ante," 1 Mar. 2020 Kesha, Adelle, Miley Cyrus, Avicii, Drake, The Chainsmokers, The Weeknd and more blip by in a freakin' funky instant, and there's even more eye candy in the visual. Kat Bein, Billboard, "See Which 2019 Hits Made DJ Earworm's Year-End Mash-Up," 13 Dec. 2019 One table after another burns bright with the fruits of the season, nature’s true eye candy. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "Fresh summer tomatoes were made for this panzanella salad," 31 July 2019 But there’s eye candy, including exotics, which are roped off, and the chance to get up close and personal with the latest current models, everything from Ford to Jaguar to Cadillac to Toyota. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "New Novi auto show not a replacement for Detroit show, but you can see cars, even exotics," 4 Jan. 2020

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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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1 Jul 2020

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“Eye candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20candy. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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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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