round-eyed

adjective

Definition of round-eyed

: having the eyes wide open (as with astonishment)

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First Known Use of round-eyed

1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for round-eyed

round entry 2 + eyed

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The first known use of round-eyed was in 1553

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“Round-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/round-eyed. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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