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Definition of "eyelid" []

  • Either of two folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the exposed portion of the eyeball. (noun)
  • Either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing (noun)

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Use "eyelid" in a sentence
  • "It feels as though the eyelid is scratched, but it could be a symptom of whatever ails me."
  • "Inside, Sonia smuggled a peripheral peek over at Ezra and suddenly her eyelid was a spasm of truth."
  • "The index-finger is placed on his eyebrow, the middle finger grasping the eyelid, which is pressed, with either a radial or circular motion, against the eye."