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 The World Juniors offers an opportunity to get an eyeful of players eligible for the 2021 draft. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Ho, Ho, Hockeytown: A holiday guide to Detroit Red Wings' past, present and future," 26 Dec. 2020 Teachers from the neighborhood elementary school, Anderson Elementary, bring their classes outside for walks down Pumpkin Lane, and visitors from other Michigan cities come to catch an eyeful. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "Trenton neighbors come together to create Pumpkin Lane, a Halloween dream come true," 27 Oct. 2020 Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando finally gets an eyeful of the USC defense. oregonlive, "Coronavirus looks like the big winner in this college football season: Issues & Answers," 15 Oct. 2020 Arthur watches in horror from the window as Ed's pajama bottoms continue the journey downward, giving another eyeful. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Snakes, shaves, dodgeball battles: Robert De Niro endures his greatest film blows in 'War With Grandpa'," 9 Oct. 2020 To get an eyeful of the Texas state flower, drive the Highland Lakes Bluebonnet Trail from Marble Falls, 48 miles northwest of Austin. George Lin, National Geographic, "5 surprising ways to celebrate gardens this spring," 18 Feb. 2020 Houston Art: Menil Drawing Institute offers an eccentric eyeful with Jean-Jacques Lequeu show. Dan Carson, Houston Chronicle, "Houstonians experience a world of color at Via Colori street painting festival," 23 Nov. 2019 Michigan commuters got an eyeful after pornography was displayed on an interstate billboard outside of Detroit. Petra Cahill, NBC News, "Pompeo was on Trump-Ukraine call, Hong Kong violence and new NCAA law: The Morning Rundown," 1 Oct. 2019 That said, spectators typically crowd the starting location, and people always wind up catching an eyeful from local businesses and neighborhood streets. oregonlive.com, "What you need to know about the 2019 World Naked Bike Ride in Portland," 27 June 2019

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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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30 Dec 2020

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“Eyeful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeful. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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