eye-catch·​er ˈī-ˌka-chər How to pronounce eye-catcher (audio)
: something that arrests the eye
eye-catching adjective
eye-catchingly adverb

Examples of eye-catcher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biggest eye-catcher were the 3D kinetic butterflies that ran up her arms like opera gloves, which opened and closed throughout the night thanks to a motor incorporated into her gown. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 While the color—whether light or dark, bright, or dull—is always an eye-catcher, the manicure can be more expressive or more minimalist depending on the length or shape of the nails. Melanie Paukner, Glamour, 13 Feb. 2024 And a real eye-catcher is average hourly earnings, which rose 0.44% vs. 0.3% expected. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, 5 Jan. 2024 Super elegant and definitely the eye-catcher of the evening! Lea Hüttinger, Glamour, 25 Nov. 2023 This gorgeous phone case is definitely an eye-catcher. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 4 Oct. 2023 This one-piece suit is a real eye-catcher, but the fabric bunches puffs up a bit when wet. Courtney Leiva, Peoplemag, 10 June 2023 These diamond, pink sapphire, and pearl earrings are the ultimate eye-catchers. Sophie Dweck, townandcountrymag.com, 26 May 2023 The sparkly green, purple, and blue paint stripe pattern was an instant eye-catcher and there are plenty more unique colors and patterns to choose from. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 16 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eye-catcher was in 1787

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“Eye-catcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye-catcher. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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