Brussels lace


: any of various fine needlepoint or bobbin laces with floral designs made originally in or near Brussels
: a machine-made net of hexagonal mesh

Examples of Brussels lace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was built out of antique Brussels lace — along with silk, taffeta and tulle — and embellished with pearls. Erin Hill, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 The dress for the party was a slip dress in white jersey and tulle and was worn with Balthazar’s family veil, handmade with Brussels lace and passed down from woman to woman since 1900. Laure Guilbault, Vogue, 6 Sep. 2023 The dress included an ivory ball skirt complete with a lace train, as well as a bodice of antique Brussels lace adorned with pearls. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 14 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Brussels lace was in 1720

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“Brussels lace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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