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myope Syllabification: my·ope
Pronunciation: /ˈmīōp/

Definition of myope in English:


A nearsighted person.
Example sentences
  • The distinctive style of Impressionist painters has been attributed to myopia, and Cézanne, Degas, Pissarro, and Renoir were all known to be myopes.
  • Some reports claim that positive suggestion can significantly improve visual acuity (e.g., in myopes).
  • A variant of it also affects a small handful of extreme myopes, those who have been severely short-sighted since early childhood.


Early 18th century: from French, via late Latin from Greek muōps, from muein 'to shut' + ōps 'eye'.

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