lace·​work | \ ˈlās-ˌwərk How to pronounce lacework (audio) \

Definition of lacework

: objects or patterns consisting of or resembling lace

Examples of lacework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Depending on the time of day, visitors may see shadows from the lacework cast onto the hallway floor. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 Glitter may have been her outfit’s focal point, but Parker added in a touch of lacework via a monogrammed face covering from MasQd. Vogue, 24 Sep. 2020 Driving alone, Schmidgall worked her way downhill on a lacework of Forest Service roads before reaching Oregon 22 and turning towards Detroit. Jake Thomas, oregonlive, 18 Sep. 2020 In southern Louisiana, the fragmented land is marked with bayous and swamps, looking like Earth’s lacework from the air. National Geographic, 20 May 2020 Watching the Jarret family movies, I am captivated by the sharp, eerie lacework of the places where the film itself has eroded. Leslie Jamison, The New York Review of Books, 29 Apr. 2020 On top goes a lacework of thick, chewy quesillo, pulling like mozzarella, and shreds of cabbage, tomato and wedges of avocado. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2018 Kate Middleton’s dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and cost a rumored $434,000 to make its intricate lacework and layers. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, 19 Jan. 2018 When Nicole Mitchell did, her flute rose crisply above the ensemble’s sound, a mix of Chicago jazz’s windy clatter and the glinting lacework of the Malian musicians. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lacework

1675, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“Lacework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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