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eye·let

eyelet

 
pronunciation:
aI liht
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition: a small hole in cloth or leather with bound or covered edges. An eyelet is used to pass cord or thread through, fasten hooks into, or serve as decoration.
My new shoes have ten eyelets, five on each side of the tongue.
Homophone Note
The words eyelet and islet sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why an islet could never fit through an eyelet, look up islet.