Definition of bright-eyed in English:

bright-eyed

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adjective

  • 1Having shining eyes: creatures of the night—owls, bats and bright-eyed cats
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    • The two richly dressed infants have brought their pets, as bright-eyed as themselves, with them.
    • The pale-skinned bright-eyed goddess wills it.
    • The boy gazed back at him, bright-eyed and calm.
  • 1.1Alert and lively: bright-eyed young lawyers
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    • Perched on a sofa in his plush suite, he is bright-eyed and unexpectedly eager to talk.
    • Along with their bright-eyed optimism, the band offers up some surprisingly innovative songs.
    • Thin and tired, she seemed to have little in common with the bright-eyed young go-getter.

Phrases

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

informal Alert and lively: he arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the studio
[from the conventional description of a squirrel]
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  • The two walked off bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I wandered outside alone.
  • I started high school bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
  • I could see she was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed now, fully awake.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody