Meaning of “eyelid” in the English Dictionary

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"eyelid" in English

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eyelidnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaɪ.lɪd/ us /ˈaɪ.lɪd/

Examples from literature

  • 'Attract, sir?' said Bella, again with her eyebrows raised, and her eyelids drooping. 
  • Closing his eyelids did not shut it out. 
  • His eyelids grew heavier and heavier. 
  • I started up, bewildered and alarmed, passing my hands dreamily over my swollen eyelids. 
  • The eyes lost their usual lively appearance, and the eyelids were often closed. 

(Definition of “eyelid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eyelid" in American English

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eyelidnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑɪˌlɪd/

either of the two pieces of skin that you can close over each eye

(Definition of “eyelid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)