lac·​ing ˈlā-siŋ How to pronounce lacing (audio)
: the action of one that laces
: something that laces : lace
: a contrasting marginal band of color (as on a feather)
: a dash of liquor in a food or beverage
: a trace or sprinkling that adds spice or flavor
: a decisive defeat

Examples of lacing in a Sentence

stopped briefly to tighten the lacing on his shoe the lacing on the uniform gives it a smart look
Recent Examples on the Web These sneakers also come with an adaptive lacing system to lock your feet in place and plenty of cushioning to keep your runs enjoyable. Suzie Glassman, Health, 18 June 2024 Other features include an antimicrobial design and a unique lacing system for quick, fuss-free adjustments. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 16 May 2024 The back of the gown showed off the corset lacing, and Browne’s signature red, white, and blue striped tag. Sam Reed, Glamour, 6 May 2024 Emanuel added crystal appliques at the waist, while the corset itself was boned and fastened with black lacing. Leah Dolan, CNN, 21 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for lacing 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lacing was in the 15th century

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“Lacing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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: the action of one that laces

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