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 of eyelid from the Web
This thin skin is most likely to develop basal cell and squamous cell cancers, so the recommendation is to wear the largest pair of sunglasses possible to protect the eyelids and surrounding skin.
To achieve a stunning, monochromatic makeup look, sweep a wash of purplish-pink shadow over your eyelids, intensifying the color at the outer corners to create a subtle winged effect.
Analyzing the data from a host of cameras and sensors inside and outside the car, the system would do what a human passenger can do if a driver’s eyelids droop or a car drifts from its lane: realize the driver is too drowsy and sound a warning.
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First Known Use of eyelid
EYELID Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of eyelid for Students
: the thin movable fold of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball
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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