Definition of large–eyed

  1. 1 :  having large eyes a large-eyed shrimp or a large eye large-eyed darning needles

  2. 2a :  having the eyes wide open in or as if in interest, curiosity, or amazement gave a shy large-eyed glance b :  of a kind or degree to make the eyes open wide waiting in large-eyed wonder

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!


First Known Use of large–eyed


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up large–eyed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!