Today I’m going to give you forty words that will help you describe your character’s eyes. These terms are sorted in three categories: COLOR, SHAPE, and OTHER.
- heterochromic – when a person has heterochromia, their eyes are of a different color from one another (complete heterochromia) or there’s a section of one of their eyes that is a different color (partial/sectoral heterochromia)
- beady – small, round, bright
- bug-eyed – a bug-eyed person is one whose eyes stick out
- dead – emotionless
- doe-eyed – big, attractive, might give a sense of inexperience or innocence
- droopy/with droopy eyelids
- heavy – sad, tired
- liquid – shiny, clear
- pop-eyed – eyes that stick out
- shuttered – partially closed
- with dilated pupils
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