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English definition of “black eye”

black eye

noun [C]  /ˈblæk ˈɑɪ/
dark colored skin around the eye from being injured or hit: fig. The controversy gave him a political black eye.
(Definition of black eye noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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