Definition of eye candy in English:

eye candy


  • Visual images that are superficially attractive and entertaining but intellectually undemanding.

    ‘the film's success rested on a promotional campaign showcasing its relentless eye candy’
    • ‘So the celebrity face simply provides a bit of innocuous eye candy to package the merchandise within.’
    • ‘She was eye candy, to be sure, but no-one was asking questions.’
    • ‘Major media are far more generally visual, and are often filled with out-and-out eye candy.’
    • ‘They were there as eye candy to the businessmen I was meeting.’
    • ‘You serve no useful purpose, except as a bit of eye candy for passing motorists and aren't contributing anything to the team.’
    • ‘More importantly, this season needs something in the way of male eye candy.’
    • ‘The four girls are all eye candy, no doubt, but the story line wasn't.’
    • ‘That way, they'd actually learn how to come up with things that make for good play, not merely good eye candy.’
    • ‘More often than not they are a superfluous, if pleasant, eye candy that contributes nothing to the plot.’
    • ‘And it feels like people want to go out and have some eye candy and have some kind of mindless fun, you know?’


eye candy

/ī ˈkandē/