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

Word History

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of large-eyed was in 1575

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“Large-eyed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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