Definition of eyeful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪfʊl/
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪf(ə)l/


[in singular] informal
1A long steady look at something: when Granny catches anyone staring, she says to them ‘Had your eyeful yet?’
More example sentences
  • 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.
examination of, inspection of, scan of, survey of, study of;
sight of
informal gander at, load of, squint at
British informal dekko at, shufti at, butcher's at
Australian/New Zealand informal geek at, squiz at
1.1An eye-catching person or thing: she was quite an eyeful
More example sentences
  • 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.
beautiful sight, vision, joy to behold, picture, dream, sensation, beauty, dazzler;
British informal, dated bobby-dazzler
2A quantity or piece of something thrown or blown into the eye: an eyeful of woodworm fluid
More example sentences
  • 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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