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eyeblack Syllabification: eye·black
Pronunciation: /ˈīblak/

Definition of eyeblack in English:

noun

Old-fashioned term for mascara.
Example sentences
  • His eyes sparkled above eyeblack as he spoke of the spirit on the Lions' sideline during their comeback from a 17-point deficit in the final 10 minutes.
  • Plus I just think it would be cool to see Japanese fans wearing eyeblack or something.
  • They spat their shoes with tape, smear eyeblack high on their cheeks and tape up their sleeves to fully expose their bulging biceps.

Words that rhyme with eyeblack

ack-ack • click-clack

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into German
Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
adverb
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly