eyelid

noun eye·lid \ ˈī-ˌlid \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

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

  1. the upper eyelid of the left eye

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First Known Use of eyelid

12th century

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EYELID Defined for English Language Learners

eyelid

Definition of eyelid for English Language Learners

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


EYELID Defined for Kids

eyelid

noun eye·lid \ ˈī-ˌlid \

Definition of eyelid for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

eyelid

noun eye·lid \ ˈī-ˌlid \

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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