a chicken egg that is dyed and often given a figure or design, or an imitation of such an egg, as an egg-shaped candy or chocolate, used at Easter as a gift or decoration.
Digital Technology. an extra feature, as a message or video, hidden in a software program, video game, DVD, etc., and revealed as by an obscure sequence of keystrokes or commands.
Movies, Television. a hidden message, as a cryptic reference, iconic image, or inside joke, that fans are intended to discover in a television show or movie.
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How to use Easter egg in a sentence
If you click on some dogs in a GQ feature, you get a quick Easter egg on what kind of woman that dog will help you attract.Do Tablet Apps and Ebooks Spell the End of Pop-Up Books? | Zachary Sniderman | January 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The editor thanks Tillie S. for her pretty Easter-egg, with its kind wishes.Harper's Young People, May 10, 1881 | Various
In age she's anywhere between 10 and 15, with a head not unlike in shape and appearance to a dark chocolate-colored Easter-egg.Bayou Folk | Kate Chopin
When she did, he saw that she held lightly but firmly clasped in her encircling fingers the pretty Easter-egg he had given her!Bayou Folk | Kate Chopin
He decided to build a wall all around Castle Easter egg and to lay out a garden under the tree.Little Tom | V. Tille
In the door of Castle Easter egg hung a flowered carpet for a curtain and at the windows were little shades.Little Tom | V. Tille
British Dictionary definitions for Easter egg
an egg given to children at Easter, usually a chocolate egg or a hen's egg with its shell painted
a bonus or extra feature hidden inside a website, computer game, or DVD, that is only revealed after repeated or lengthy viewing or playing
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