red-eye

noun

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

Examples of red-eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the airlines will begin red-eye flights has not yet been determined. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 28 Mar. 2024 The latest Companion Pass promotion comes on the heels of Southwest’s plans to start red-eye flights sometime in the next two years. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 26 Mar. 2024 However, my youngest expressed a momentary bout of fear while attempting to go to bed, about the film's main antagonist, Zuul—the creepy, dog-like demon with red-eyes who is a minion of the evil Gozer. Kristina Behr, Parents, 21 Mar. 2024 Rochas Courtesy of Rochas Chloe Malle, Editor, Vogue.com Go straight from the red carpet onto a red-eye in Rochas’s pillow-like ice blue satin puffer and slip. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 8 Mar. 2024 Taiwanese couples and families in a long line wait patiently behind the China Airlines counter to check in for the red-eye flight to Taipei. Longreads, 8 Feb. 2024 The royal was spotted returning to Heathrow Airport on Wednesday afternoon, the New York Post reports, after touching down there on a red-eye from L.A. around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Kevin Dolak, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2024 This can mean anything from a quick three-hour domestic flight to Miami for a food and wine festival or a long-haul red-eye flight to Italy to cover an olive harvest or go vineyard hopping. Aly Walansky, Travel + Leisure, 28 Jan. 2024 From comfy clothing to wear during a red-eye flight to the perfect backpack to accompany you on hiking trips, cross-country travels, and more, the retailer has no shortage of gear to make any vacation more enjoyable. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 13 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of red-eye was in 1819

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“Red-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-eye. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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