[ah-muh nd-ahyd, am-uh nd-; spelling pronunciation al-muh nd-ahyd]


having long or narrow, oval-shaped eyes.

Origin of almond-eyed

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for almond-eyed

Historical Examples of almond-eyed

  • Bare-legged, almond-eyed fishermen sat before them, mending their nets.

    Walking Shadows

    Alfred Noyes

  • A few squares of straw matting make a bath-house, and a big stone jar is the tub of comfort for the almond-eyed campaigner.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • This energetic wooer, lemon-faced and almond-eyed, imparts to the music a spicy flavor, grotesque and Japanese.

    Stars of the Opera

    Mabel Wagnalls

  • Down there, where daylight never came, a group of yellow, almond-eyed men were bending over a table playing fan-tan.

  • Already we have nearly a hundred thousand of these almond-eyed strangers on the Pacific Coast, and the number swells monthly.

    Across America

    James F. Rusling

British Dictionary definitions for almond-eyed



having narrow oval eyes
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