\ ˈlā-sē How to pronounce lacy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
lacier; laciest

Definition of lacy

: resembling or consisting of lace

Examples of lacy in a Sentence

The flower's petals are lacy and delicate.

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Gently chewy gemelli, a spiral pasta stained dark-cloud gray from squid ink, contrasts satisfyingly against lacy treads of Dungeness crab in a tomato butter sauce revved with enough garlic and chile to make every bite as compelling as the next. Los Angeles Times, "Review: The surprise at Santa Monica’s hot spot Élephante? The carb situation is on point.," 15 Aug. 2019 Lovely chords, lacy clouds and legal cannabis wafted through the west end of Golden Gate Park as tens of thousands of rock fans dug themselves in for the opening day of what could pass for Woodstock — half a century later. Steve Rubenstein,, "Outside Lands comes alive with pot, tunes and tight security," 9 Aug. 2019 Johnson has again created a lacy Victorian-style oasis, with seating for 49 in three beautifully appointed and wallpapered rooms. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "First Look: Lisa’s Tea Treasures returns in all of its Victorian-era glory," 5 Aug. 2019 The top metal artist of the day, Samuel Yellin, made lacy metal doors for the music room. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. were guests in $2.1M Detroit mansion," 10 July 2019 Bras are far less likely to come out misshapen, lacy pieces won't get shredded, and things like tights and swimsuits avoid getting stretched out and tangled up in your machine. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "If You’re Not Using Delicates Bags in the Wash, You’re Doing Laundry Wrong," 8 July 2019 The description is a pretty misnomer for a springy patty of shrimp and scallops positioned near lacy crackers whipped up from little more than flour and oil in a hot pan. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Queen’s English brings Hong Kong’s sizzle to Columbia Heights," 17 July 2019 The facade’s lacy veil of multilobed stone arches recalls one of the key elements of Islamic architecture. Blair Kamin,, "Column: Back from Venice, with a fresh take on Chicago’s Venetian Gothic dazzler at 12 S. Michigan," 12 July 2019 Rice vermicelli is topped with perfect spring rolls; shrimp paste wrapped in lacy crisp tofu skin and sweet, smoky slivers of pork. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Mesa," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of lacy

1804, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lacy

: made of lace
: resembling lace


\ ˈlā-sē\
lacier; laciest

Kids Definition of lacy

: resembling or made of lace a lacy curtain lacy flower petals

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