Chantilly lace

noun
Chan·​til·​ly lace | \ shan-ˈti-lē- How to pronounce Chantilly lace (audio) \

Definition of Chantilly lace

: a delicate silk, linen, or synthetic lace having a 6-sided mesh ground and a floral or scrolled design

called also Chantilly

First Known Use of Chantilly lace

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chantilly lace

Chantilly, France

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Chantilly lace

Time Traveler for Chantilly lace

Time Traveler

The first known use of Chantilly lace was in 1821

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Chantilly lace

Cite this Entry

“Chantilly lace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chantilly%20lace. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

Comments on Chantilly lace

What made you want to look up Chantilly lace? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!