Definition of Eyewink

1. n. A wink; a token.



Definition of Eyewink

1. Noun. (poetic) An instant, a short moment. ¹

2. Noun. The winking of an eye. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eyewink

1. a wink of the eye [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eyewink

eyestripes
eyet
eyeteeth
eyetooth
eyets
eyewall
eyewall mesovortex
eyewall mesovortices
eyewalls
eyewash
eyewashes
eyewater
eyewatering
eyewaters
eyewear
eyewink (current term)
eyewinker
eyewinkers
eyewinks
eyewitness
eyewitnessed
eyewitnesses
eyghen
eygre
eygres
eying
eylettersite
eyliad
eyliads
eyndill

Literary usage of Eyewink

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1. The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900 by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1908)
"... As though they caught a broken clue: So hard was earth an eyewink back; But now the common life has come, The blotting cloud a dappled pack, ..."

2. Text-book of Histology by Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"Finding his eyelids dropping together in spite of himself, and fantastic visions chasing through his brain between one eyewink and another, he climbed high ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"shake (slang), handclap, eyewink, blink, wink (more common equivalent of "eye- wink"), twinkling. Antonyms: see ETERNITY, AGE. 2. ..."

4. The Normal Child and Primary Education by Beatrice Chandler Gesell, Arnold Gesell (1912)
"These neurons carry the outward or efferent impulses, which result in many responses, from the reflex eyewink, or watering of the mouth, to the pitching of ..."

5. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1822)
"... the space of an eyewink. Could it be that the imaged lips were indued with the power of evoking like phantoms? — For lo! they move — and the eyes ..."

6. A critical pronouncing dictionary and expositor of the English language by John Walker (1797)
"The firing of the eye. EYETOOTH, !'too//>. f. The tooth on the upper jaw next to the grinders, the fang. eyewink ..."

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