eyelid

noun
eye·​lid | \ ˈī-ˌlid How to pronounce eyelid (audio) \

Definition of eyelid

: either of the movable folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball

Examples of eyelid in a Sentence

the upper eyelid of the left eye
Recent Examples on the Web The liquid formula takes away the mess of applying glitter-laden pigment to the eyelid. Madison Trapkin, USA TODAY, "Black Friday 2020: The best Ulta and Sephora deals," 26 Nov. 2020 There is also another area of ophthalmology called Oculo Plastics, which includes the surgical lifting of droopy eyelids or treatment of cancer around the eyelid. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Cleveland Eye Clinic opens 8th location, in Avon," 8 Dec. 2020 The procedure — which can also be done on the brow or upper eyelid — is performed under local anesthesia, and usually has a short recovery period. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Treating Wrinkles," 5 Nov. 2020 One eye is bare, the other eyelid is covered in mascara smudges, but her lashes on that side are insanely long. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "This Easy TikTok Mascara Hack Makes My Lashes Look Like Falsies," 5 Oct. 2020 The possibility of the Padres adding to the Dodgers’ hyper-scrutinized chase of a World Series title that dates to the year 32-year-old Kershaw was born, would burn like hot sauce under an eyelid. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Season stokes fire for Padres-Dodgers on eve of first postseason meeting," 5 Oct. 2020 The trick itself is really simple: :oad up your lashes with tons of mascara, with total disregard for getting it on your eyelid. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "This Easy TikTok Mascara Hack Makes My Lashes Look Like Falsies," 5 Oct. 2020 Their guess: The tape itself may interfere with the lower eyelid’s normal functioning, leading to dry eye. Korin Miller, Health.com, "Mask-Associated Dry Eye Is a Thing—Here's Why it Happens, and What You Can Do to Stop It," 3 Sep. 2020 Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches after his eyelid was cut by a skate. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog escapes serious injury when cut on leg by skate," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of eyelid

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Eyelid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyelid. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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eyelid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eyelid

: either one of the two movable pieces of skin that cover your eye when it is closed

eyelid

noun
eye·​lid | \ ˈī-ˌlid How to pronounce eyelid (audio) \

Kids Definition of eyelid

: the thin movable fold of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball

eyelid

noun
eye·​lid | \ ˈī-ˌlid How to pronounce eyelid (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyelid

: either of the movable lids of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball

called also palpebra

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