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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Synonyms for eyeful


babe [slang], beauty, beauty queen, cookie (or cooky), cutie (or cutey), dolly bird [British], enchantress, fox, goddess, honey, knockout, queen, stunner

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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

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Every Sunday, get an eyeful of soul with Silky Nutmeg Ganache. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Yvie Oddly, Nina West, more Drag Race stars getting new reality shows," 27 June 2019 Whatever scouts that were in attendance to help their teams prepare trade offers before the July 31 deadline got an eyeful, as did a home crowd of 31,458. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Giants ride Bumgarner’s 11 strikeouts to win over Rockies," 25 June 2019 In a lace catsuit and full skirt from Alexis Mabille, Rihanna gave onlookers an eyeful with a combination that merged the sumptuousness of a wedding gown with a bolder sensibility. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rihanna Shuts Down the Diamond Ball Red Carpet in Jaw-Dropping Couture," 14 Sep. 2018 The lavish costumes are an eyeful, originally designed by Gregg Barnes. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "A ‘Mame’ that’s a bit short on magic," 7 June 2018 Looking every bit a style icon, the birthday girl gave the paparazzi an eyeful, strutting into her lavish NYC fête in a stunning gold strapless Atelier Versace mini dress with sparkly makeup to match. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Changed Out of a Versace Dress and Into Sweats in the Middle of Her Birthday Party," 24 Apr. 2018 The detective, acting on an anonymous Crimestoppers tip from a resident who expressed concern that there was suspicious vehicle and pedestrian traffic at all times on a block near a Boys and Girls Club, got an eyeful. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "He smelled a bag, then smiled ‘in joy.’ Cops are happy, too, at what they found inside | Miami Herald," 20 Mar. 2018 The film’s future Berlin still provides an eyeful, even if some of the design elements feel lifted from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Film / Small Screen The future is now in Duncan Jones's Mute," 16 Mar. 2018 Passengers on United Airlines Flight 1175 from San Francisco to Honolulu got quite an eyeful Tuesday when an engine covering came off midflight, CBS affiliate KGMB-TV reports. Peter Martinez, CBS News, "Engine covering flies off United plane midflight, forcing emergency landing," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of eyeful

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of eyeful was in 1847

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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