eye·​ful | \ ˈī-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce eyeful (audio) \

Definition of eyeful

1 : a full or completely satisfying view
2 : one that is visually attractive especially : a strikingly beautiful woman

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Examples of eyeful in a Sentence

The view of the mountains is an eyeful. they watched their teenage daughter, once something of an ugly duckling, blossom into quite an eyeful
Recent Examples on the Web Ten years ago, showgoers got an eyeful of the iPotty, a toilet training device for kids that had an iPad attached to it. Chris Morris, Fortune, 7 Jan. 2022 The golf equipment cognoscenti got their first eyeful of TaylorMade’s next generation driver at the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Moody, who brings Notre Dame students into stores like Empire Professional Pharmacy in Glen Burnie for the clinical component of the program, said the aspiring pharmacists are getting an eyeful. Jean Marbella, baltimoresun.com, 23 Nov. 2021 As the sun sets and sailboats and ferries drift by, a spectator gets a hypnotic eyeful of the city’s liquid border. Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2021 For the cap and gown recipient who loves fashion, there’s an eyeful of trendy options on the market that are also on sale due to Memorial Day Weekend sneaking up. Nandi Howard, Essence, 26 May 2021 An eyeful: Butler went down with 42.3 seconds left in the first half after taking a blow to a head from with Celtics guard Marcus Smart in a rebound scrum. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 11 May 2021 Visitors got an eyeful of the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, Malibu Beach and, finally, Disneyland during fireworks. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 28 Apr. 2021 The Cocoa Beach Air Show gave onlookers quite the eyeful when a pilot had to make an emergency landing in the water. Chris Perkins, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of eyeful

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jan 2022

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“Eyeful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeful. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of eyeful

: something that is very surprising, attractive, etc., to look at
: an attractive person : a beautiful woman

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