Definition of eyeful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈīˌfo͝ol/


[in singular] informal
1A long, steady look at something: they wanted to get an eyeful of Lily
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  • One woman in Vicar Lane had already snapped the flimsy strap on her vest top, and laughed as her breast fell out to give a gang of cheering lads an eyeful.
  • Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington got an eyeful yesterday, when a prisoner, who claimed to be hearing voices, dropped his pants and proceeded to strip in the court.
  • Limerick shoppers will get an eyeful next Friday when an animal rights group holds a ‘naked’ demonstration against Duffy's Circus.
1.1A visually striking person or thing: she was quite an eyeful
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  • I did not get a chance to check out his space but was told it is quite an eyeful.
  • With her face-framing blonde hair, tight blue jeans and salmon-pink top, she is quite an eyeful and her voice, even if it lacks interesting colours, is accurate and true.
  • Since Pam is such an eyeful, we decided to take a closer look at the standards she applies in her own life.
1.2A quantity or piece of something thrown or blown into the eye: an eyeful of fluid
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  • Or they're covered in clouds, and looking to see if they're there means an eyeful of rainwater.
  • By public places, I mean ‘enclosed’ spaces, although I have to say that I intensely dislike passing smokers in the street and getting an eyeful, a lungful, a hairful of their poisonous halitosis.
  • Another Sailor got an eyeful of hydraulic fluid while conducting catapult preventive maintenance checks.

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Syllabification: eye·ful

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