eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash \

Definition of eyelash

1 : the fringe of hair edging the eyelid usually used in plural
2 : a single hair of the eyelashes

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Flawless-looking skin, white teeth, long eyelashes, and bolder eyebrows are often bought by those who can afford the price tag. Veronica Walsingham, SELF, "Growing Up With Less Money Than My Friends Made Me Obsessed With Having Wealthy-Looking Hair," 15 Nov. 2018 No false eyelashes stuck to chins, or wearing last night’s lipstick for these two. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner Sharing a "J Sister" Bachelorette Hangover Is a Vibe," 6 Nov. 2018 Lovely defendants were almost always acquitted after batting their eyelashes at the all-male juries. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Woman's Day, "The Real Story Behind the Musical 'Chicago'," 12 May 2017 In her mugshot, Perkins appears to have her facial makeup contoured, with bright pink eyeshadow, with a hint of sparkles, and false eyelashes. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Texas woman arrested for marijuana takes mugshot, gets requests for makeup tips," 9 Aug. 2018 Or, check out this no fail way to apply false eyelashes for a more dramatic look: Step 2: Get a healthy glow Match your blush to your eyeshadow with Maybelline Fit Me! Jennifer Tzeses, Seventeen, "3 Beauty Looks That Aren't Too Extra for Class," 25 July 2018 Even though the look is fantastically off-beat, Audrey didn't miss the opportunity inject a healthy dose of glam: A lush application of green glittery eyeshadow and false eyelashes proved to be the perfect companion to her ogre brows. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "Makeup Artist Creates Shrek-Inspired Eyebrow Art," 10 Apr. 2018 The real Gaga — fake eyelashes, stick-on gems, and all — is authentic as hell. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The problem with Bradley Cooper asking Lady Gaga to go makeup-free in A Star Is Born," 9 Oct. 2018 Fans of all ages can get their hands on products like sheet masks, lip balms, headbands, hand creams, cleansing towelettes, sleep masks, and eyelashes for — get this — less than $10. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Sanrio Is Launching Hello Kitty Skin Care With The Créme Shop, and I Need It Right Meow," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of eyelash

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of eyelash was in 1675

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English Language Learners Definition of eyelash

: any one of the hairs that grow along the top of the eyelid


eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash \

Kids Definition of eyelash

: one of the hairs that grow along the top of the eyelid


eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash \

Medical Definition of eyelash

1 : the fringe of hair edging the eyelid usually used in plural
2 : a single hair of the eyelashes

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