large-eyed

adjective

Definition of large-eyed

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

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First Known Use of large-eyed

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Large-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/large-eyed. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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