from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Visually attractive: an eye-catching dress.

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  • adj. visually attractive
  • adj. That attracts the attention; attention-grabbing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Seizing the attention; .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. seizing the attention


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  • My hair was still damp by the time I gave up and began braiding the large pile into something more manageable and less eye-catching.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • As we played around with the word, we agreed on the acronym E.N.D—Energy Never Dies—to represent our friendship and our music, and to cause a little bit of an eye-catching stir.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Instead, he put up lights in the shape of an arrow pointing to the neighbor's eye-catching display.

    'Senseless' Killings Link Four Victims

  • The near nudity, my forty-foot body on the LCD screen, was so eye-catching I wondered if it was a distraction.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • These political and international events were more dramatic and eye-catching than technical-sounding reforms to agriculture and foreign investment.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • The place was eye-catching and I had to stop to look around briefly.

    Valle de Bravo

  • But Rooney led the fightback, following up his hat-trick in Seattle by levelling in eye-catching fashion before Rafael and Nani ensured United remain on the winning road ahead of the greatest tour tests against an MLS All-Star team containing David Beckham and Thierry Henry in New York on Wednesday and then Champions League winners Barcelona next Saturday in Washington.

    Wayne Rooney helps Manchester United put out the Fire

  • Exhibit 2 contains, at least in Coward's translation, an eye-catching phrase, one that's become a catchword for a certain type of literature.


  • More eye-catching are his boyish good looks, a gift for speechmaking, and inspirational biography and ethnic roots.

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  • The Beat Ya Feet Kings have no shortage of eye-catching moves in their arsenal.

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