red-eye

noun \ ˈred-ˌī \

Definition of red-eye

1 : cheap whiskey
2 : the phenomenon of a subject's eyes appearing red in a color photograph taken with a flash
3 : a late night or overnight flight

First Known Use of red-eye

1819


RED-EYE Defined for English Language Learners

red-eye

noun

Definition of red-eye for English Language Learners

  • : a flight in a passenger airplane that happens late at night or that continues through the night

  • : the appearance of a person's eyes as red in a photograph that was taken with a flash


Learn More about red-eye


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!