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Sofia wore a tiered eyelet dress from the brand Alexis.
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Origin and Etymology of eyelet
alteration of Middle English oilet, from Anglo-French oillet, diminutive of oil eye, from Latin oculus
First Known Use: 1590
EYELET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eyelet for English Language Learners
: a small hole or opening in a material (such as cloth or leather) for a string or rope to pass through; also : a metal or plastic ring that strengthens such an opening
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