[ ahy-lis ]
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  1. lacking eyes: eyeless fish that evolved in dark caves.

  2. lacking sight; blind.

Origin of eyeless

First recorded in 1560–70; eye + less

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How to use eyeless in a sentence

  • The Umwelt of the eyeless, body-heat-sensing tick is quite different from that of the blue whale, which can tune in to eclectic water-­transmitted signals and extremely low, infrasonic songs that carry thousands of miles.

  • Cæcus, however, being Latin for blind, the allusion is no doubt to the fact that this wholly subterranean species is eyeless.

    Our British Snails | John William Horsley
  • As the eye of day had closed and the cannibal slept, eyeless-Needle, from under the bed, pricked him.

    Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India | Katherine Neville Fleeson
  • The faceless, eyeless armed man above me kept his gun very level.

    Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
  • All were like the one who held them, thick long worm bodies with projecting tentacles and with black eyeless faces.