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eyelash Syllabification: eye·lash
Pronunciation: /ˈīˌlaSH/

Definition of eyelash in English:


Each of the short curved hairs growing on the edges of the eyelids, serving to protect the eyes from dust particles.
Example sentences
  • An eyelash takes six weeks to grow back.
  • His eyelashes fluttered, and his eyes opened.
  • When you lose your eyelashes, you look very weird.
Anatomy cilium

Words that rhyme with eyelash

whiplash • goulash

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