eyelash

noun
eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash How to pronounce eyelash (audio) \

Definition of eyelash

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

Examples of eyelash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are many features of the type (plastic surgery, Heffalump false eyelashes, tube tops and Balenciaga Triple-S sneakers), but the defining one may be a tan that has never been seen either on the Pantone scale or in nature. New York Times, "In London, Cheetos Tans and a Codpiece Are in Fashion," 6 Jan. 2020 Not far behind him — if only for their shared discus-like black ears and prominent widow’s peak — was Minnie, who was rendered feminine by her billowing bow, her whisker-length eyelashes, her kitten heels and, of course, her unmistakable voice. Emily Langer, The Denver Post, "Russi Taylor dies: “Simpsons” staple and voice of Disney’s Minnie Mouse was 75," 29 July 2019 Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Are you ready for Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye?," 7 Nov. 2019 Unfortunately, finding a waterproof mascara that stays on through a variety of activities—but still leaves your eyelashes looking impeccably long and luscious without clumping—can be a struggle. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "Blinc Mascara Is The Best Waterproof Mascara You Can Buy To Avoid Flaking and Smudging," 30 Oct. 2019 The emoji are bright yellow, with artificially long eyelashes and crisscrossed eyes. oregonlive.com, "How a petty fight in a wealthy neighborhood ended with a California home covered in giant emoji," 8 Aug. 2019 Naturally, her makeup was just as eclectic, with long needle-like pieces protruding from her eyelashes, an attention-grabbing cat eye, and hot pink lipstick to match her gown. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Lady Gaga Walked the Met Gala 2019 Carpet in Four Different Outfits," 6 May 2019 In addition, her right-hand makeup artist, Pati Dubrof (Priyanka Chopra is also a client), gave her velvet matte skin, bushy eyebrows, and long black eyelashes. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Margot Robbie Wore the Most Insane Sheer Chanel Jumpsuit to the Tribeca Film Festival," 29 Apr. 2019 Not-so-fun fact: Do eyelash extensions irritate you? Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Have you seen this man?," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of eyelash

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2020

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“Eyelash.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyelash. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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More Definitions for eyelash

eyelash

noun
How to pronounce eyelash (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of eyelash

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

eyelash

noun
eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash How to pronounce eyelash (audio) \

Kids Definition of eyelash

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

eyelash

noun
eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash How to pronounce eyelash (audio) \

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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