eye·​ful ˈī-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce eyeful (audio)
: a full or completely satisfying view
: one that is visually attractive
especially : a strikingly beautiful woman

Example Sentences

The view of the mountains is an eyeful. a girl who blossomed into quite an eyeful
Recent Examples on the Web But the 12,000 people in attendance got an unexpected eyeful when a topless protestor managed to get on the stage as Avril Lavigne was introducing top-selling Punjabi performer AP Dhillon. Karen Bliss, Variety, 14 Mar. 2023 For an eyeful of the full Perry, crack his 2008 book, On My Honor... The Intersection, Discover Magazine, 2 Sep. 2011 This allows the adults to lie flat on their sides without getting an eyeful of sand. Discover Magazine, 27 Apr. 2011 Among its many memorable moments, the episode saw Michael shame Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) for her gift and then get an eyeful after Meredith (Kate Flannery) indulged in a few too many servings of Christmas cheer. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 16 Dec. 2022 When Theo James dropped trou in the season 2 premiere of The White Lotus, his character Cameron gave his friend's wife Harper (Aubrey Plaza) quite the eyeful as a result. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 14 Nov. 2022 The ad is the brand’s latest reaction to Harry Styles getting an eyeful of Skittles thrown at his face at a concert earlier this week. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 19 Nov. 2022 Football fans got more than an eyeful during Sunday’s Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots game — with more than a few taking to social media to show puffy plumes of smoke billowing over Hard Rock Stadium. Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun Sentinel, 11 Sep. 2022 But as a woman, and more specifically a Black woman, Addai-Robinson’s addition to the lore didn’t exactly excite every fan who got an eyeful of early trailers and images of the series. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eyeful was in 1847

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“Eyeful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeful. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


eye·​ful -ˌfu̇l How to pronounce eyeful (audio)
: something attractive to look at

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