lace·​work ˈlās-ˌwərk How to pronounce lacework (audio)
: objects or patterns consisting of or resembling lace

Examples of lacework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The intricate lacework adds a delicate and feminine touch, while the tulle layers create a sense of volume and movement. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 Statement Veils: Elaborate and extra-long veils with intricate lacework or beading that complement the dress. Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 29 July 2023 The new Imperiale depicts the lotus flower with overlapping petals within a polished rose gold lacework. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2023 In his defense, these games are lacework. WIRED, 2 Sep. 2022 Channeling that spirit in the front row was Zoe Saldaña, who took in the crisp white dresses and intricate lacework in an equally romantic ensemble. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 6 July 2022 The carp’s skeleton is composed of an intricate lacework of intermuscular bones that branch off in a Y shape deep inside the flesh of the fish, creating a vexing puzzle for a fillet knife. Peter Kendall, Washington Post, 22 June 2022 Does the snowflake’s delicate lacework represent deference or defiance? Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lacework was in 1675

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“Lacework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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