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 Next is lashes, amplified by an eyelash curler and a coat of Covergirl mascara which Dyer has used since high school. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 31 May 2022 The Clippers who high-tailed it out of San Diego, never to bat an NBA eyelash our way again? San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 Our Good Housekeeping Institute Health, Beauty & Sustainability Lab evaluated every magnetic eyelash and magnetic eyeliner recommended above with Michael S. Brown, Ph.D. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 26 May 2022 During the summer of 2020, Sahaba saw a post on Instagram of someone who got gorgeous eyelash extensions in Los Angeles and decided to go to the same lash artist who did them. Devon Abelman, Allure, 10 May 2022 Usually, Paul reaches for an eyelash glue from Ardell, like the Duo Lash Adhesive Clear. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 12 May 2022 The secret ingredient might be the Microfil technology, which boosts the textures of lashes, while the patented, asymmetrical oversized brush has a bristle weave design to catch every eyelash. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2022 The makeup roster also includes an eyelash curler and mascara set, a primer, a setting spray, a pack of five beauty sponges, a color-changing makeup sponge, and a set of two makeup brushes. Allure, 29 Mar. 2022 Will Zalatoris missed a putt by an eyelash that would have won him the tournament on the 72nd hole. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of eyelash

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jun 2022

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“Eyelash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyelash. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for eyelash


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


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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