Definition of eyelid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈīˌlid/


Each of the upper and lower folds of skin that cover the eye when closed.
Example sentences
  • You may develop loose folds of skin on the upper eyelids and deep creases on the lower lids.
  • In some cases, hanging skin over the upper eyelid can be removed to restore peripheral vision.
  • There are a number of procedures used to restore the function of the upper eyelid but the lower eyelid is often ignored.

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Syllabification: eye·lid

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