naked eye

Sight unassisted by an instrument such as a microscope or telescope. For example, These insects are too small to be seen with the naked eye. This expression was first recorded in 1664.


Nearby words

  1. nakasone, yasuhiro,
  2. nake,
  3. naked,
  4. naked and the dead, the,
  5. naked as a jaybird,
  6. naked lady,
  7. naked lunch, the,
  8. naked mole rat,
  9. naked singularity,
  10. naked truth

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