red–eye

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noun \ˈred-ˌī\

Definition of red–eye

  1. 1 :  cheap whiskey

  2. 2 :  the phenomenon of a subject's eyes appearing red in a color photograph taken with a flash

  3. 3 :  a late night or overnight flight

1819

First Known Use of red–eye

1819


RED–EYE Defined for English Language Learners

red–eye

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noun \ˈred-ˌī\

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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