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


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