• synonyms


  1. a cosmetic for the eyelids, usually applied in a thin line close to the lashes to accentuate the eyes.
Show More

Origin of eyeliner

First recorded in 1955–60; eye + liner1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for eyeliner

Contemporary Examples of eyeliner

Historical Examples of eyeliner

  • Ange was bringing the white makeup and had promised to do my eyeliner and black nail-polish.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for eyeliner


  1. a cosmetic used to outline the eyes
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012