eyelet

noun

eye·​let ˈī-lət How to pronounce eyelet (audio)
1
a
: a small hole designed to receive a cord or used for decoration (as in embroidery)
b
: a small typically metal ring to reinforce an eyelet : grommet
2

Examples of eyelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its neckline and short sleeves are trimmed with eyelet lace, which gives the blouse a luxe look. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 27 Mar. 2024 With minimalist eyelet details, the dainty design is also stretchy and supportive. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 14 Feb. 2024 Lilly Pulitzer Michela Eyelet Cami, $55 (Save 60%) Grab a little inspiration from Taylor Swift with an eyelet top. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2024 Stewart also posed with Lily-Rose Depp, who was dressed in pink eyelet tube top and ultra low-rise tweed skirt from the French luxury fashion house. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 10 Mar. 2024 Tie your main line to one eyelet, then add an 18- to 24-inch leader to the other eyelet, finishing with tying your spinner to the terminal end of the leader. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 7 Mar. 2024 The tie front creates a uniquely flattering fit, while the subtle eyelet detail imparts charm. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 7 Mar. 2024 Outfitted with antique-looking brown leather, brass eyelets, hiker laces, and a 1.5-inch platform, these shoes were one of the bestsellers this year due to their unique style and outfit versatility. Olivia Muenter, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 Gap Eyelet Cropped Shirt $70 $34 This fresh take on a classic cotton button-up shirt has us in a chokehold thanks to the dainty eyelet accents on the hem and collar and cropped silhouette. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 23 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

alteration of Middle English oilet, from Anglo-French oillet, diminutive of oil eye, from Latin oculus

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of eyelet was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Eyelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyelet. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

eyelet

noun
eye·​let ˈī-lət How to pronounce eyelet (audio)
1
: a small hole (as in cloth or leather) for a lace or rope
2

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