eye·​ful | \ˈī-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of eyeful 

1 : a full or completely satisfying view

2 : one that is visually attractive especially : a strikingly beautiful woman

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for eyeful


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

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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 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 Tozzi was smitten with the nearly 360-degree eyeful of lushness, with all manner of trees, brush, wild grasses and more swooping down to touch the banks of the Chagrin River. Roxanne Washington, cleveland.com, "Cool Spaces: Bentleyville 'lodge' decor inspired by nearby forest, river (photos)," 25 Oct. 2017 And Sheard, who was accompanied by Mingo, got an eyeful. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "After anthem protests, Colts following through with action," 12 Oct. 2017 Three things to watch • Special specialist: Two years ago when MSU traveled to Kalamazoo, the Spartans got an eyeful of Broncos return man Darius Phillips. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football: What we learned, what to watch vs. Western Michigan," 3 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'eyeful.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of eyeful

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about eyeful

Statistics for eyeful

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for eyeful

The first known use of eyeful was in 1847

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for eyeful



English Language Learners Definition of eyeful

: something that is very surprising, attractive, etc., to look at

: an attractive person : a beautiful woman

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on eyeful

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with eyeful

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for eyeful

Nglish: Translation of eyeful for Spanish Speakers

Comments on eyeful

What made you want to look up eyeful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!