Definition of eye candy in English:

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eye candy

Pronunciation: /ī ˈkandē/

noun

informal
Visual images that are superficially attractive and entertaining but intellectually undemanding: the film’s success rested on a promotional campaign showcasing its relentless eye candy
More example sentences
  • Major media are far more generally visual, and are often filled with out-and-out eye candy.
  • More often than not they are a superfluous, if pleasant, eye candy that contributes nothing to the plot.
  • You serve no useful purpose, except as a bit of eye candy for passing motorists and aren't contributing anything to the team.
Synonyms
visual feast, eyeful;
gloss, tinsel, veneer, decoration, glitter, flamboyance, gaudiness;
ritz, glitz, garishness, razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz;
sight for sore eyes

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Syllabification: eye can·dy

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