Definition of eye-soreness in US English:

eye-soreness

noun

  • 1The condition of having sore eyes; inflammation or soreness of the eyes.

  • 2Offensive ugliness; the quality or state of being an eyesore. Somewhat rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Nautical Magazine. Partly from eyesore + -ness.

Pronunciation

eye-soreness

/ˈʌɪsɔːnəs/