lacy

adjective
\ 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.

Recent Examples on the Web

In an oversized trench worn over a lacy camisole and cigarette pants, Beckham looked the part of global style icon down to the black sunglasses and stiletto heels. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Celebrates International Women’s Day With Her Nearest and Dearest," 8 Mar. 2019 Softer than the prosciutto of Parma, its color a paler pink, Casella’s has a deep, rich flavor and a lacy edge of creamy fat. Ruth Reichl, Town & Country, "Meet Cesare Casella, the Tuscan Chef Who's Known as the "Prosciutto Whisperer"," 21 Sep. 2018 The dining room feels regal thanks to lacy walls, exposed wooden beams, a gold and crystal chandelier, and an intricate area rug that nearly matches the table. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "A Stately Tudor Home — For Wallpaper Lovers Only," 19 Oct. 2015 This mass plus-size retailer recently partnered with plus model, Tara Lynn, on a range of glamorous lingerie that plus women and femmes can feel beautiful in — from hip-hugging panties that accentuate curves to lacy bras that fit comfortably. Shammara Lawrence, Teen Vogue, "9 Size-Inclusive Lingerie Brands to Support Instead of Victoria's Secret," 14 Nov. 2018 Holmes wore a lacy white blouse and cropped blue jeans with a pair of understated Chloé ballet flats. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes' Chloé​ Ballet Flats Are the Most Versatile Shoes Around," 3 Aug. 2018 Something felt unbalanced, as if a stealth assault had been made on the limbic system, the lacy cortical network that forms the architecture of our primal needs and emotions: pleasure, anger, fear. Guy Trebay, Condé Nast Traveler, "In the Heart of Navajo Lands," 19 Oct. 2018 From left: The Row’s sheer layers of chicness; Thick navy knots show Rei Kawakubo’s mastery at Comme des Garçons; Simone Rocha’s silk taffeta garment, topped off with a lacy veil; an off-the-shoulder gown at Valentino. Rory Satran, WSJ, "Next Year’s Most Wearable Women’s Trends," 5 Oct. 2018 Part power suit, part boudoir dressing, the lacy number featured a classic double-breasted jacket in wool silk and a lace skirt with peekaboo panels. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Ashley Graham Redefines Power Dressing in Alexander McQueen," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of lacy

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lacy was in 1804

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lacy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lacy

: made of lace
: resembling lace

lacy

adjective
\ ˈlā-sē\
lacier; laciest

Kids Definition of lacy

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

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