[ sloh-ahyd ]

  1. having very dark eyes; dark-eyed.

  2. having slanted eyes.

Origin of sloe-eyed

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby sloe-eyed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sloe-eyed in a sentence

  • Polly asked Davidge to retrieve her husband from the sloe-eyed ambassadress who was hypnotizing him.

    The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
  • The sloe-eyed gipsy children swinging on his gates were whipped down.

    Red Cap Tales | Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • This swarthy woman and her sloe-eyed husband favorably impressed Carley.

  • The golden-skinned sloe-eyed women, stooped above the pots and kettles, looked up idly.

    The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
  • But Messer Fifanti's wife had yet to make me known to three others who sat there, beside the little sloe-eyed lady.

    The Strolling Saint | Raphael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for sloe-eyed


  1. having dark slanted or almond-shaped eyes

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