variants or less commonly lacey
lacier; laciest
: resembling or consisting of lace

Examples of lacy in a Sentence

The flower's petals are lacy and delicate.
Recent Examples on the Web Its campaign photography featured Garza posing in front of the Spanish architecture of San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era Mexican city, in lacy white petticoats and sheer black dresses. Sofia Andrade, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2023 For a dinner celebrating Dutch-Danish trade at The Hague, Princess Mary wore this gorgeous, lacy navy dress with sheer details and a bright yellow shoe. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 18 Aug. 2023 The unique garment featured black billowing sleeves that attached to an equally lacy bodice. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2023 This lacy V-neck blouse would make a great addition to any wardrobe, since its versatile style can lend itself to a number of different occasions. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2023 Her installation consists of a 1991 silvery Chevy Caprice with windshield and roof removed so that an abundance of colorful fabric creations — from a pair of oversized, ultra-phallic black sombreros to clumps of lacy purple flowers — can sprout from the vehicle. Jori Finkel, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2023 The dining room acts as a prime example, featuring lacy brass lanterns from Morocco, an antique table, and seat cushions in a Kyle Bunting hide. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 26 Dec. 2022 The image above, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite, shows the surface of the ice sheet in western Greenland pockmarked by blue melt ponds, as well as what appear to be a lacy network of meltwater channels. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 30 Aug. 2013 The latest from Savage x Fenty is the brand’s Halloween collection, which is filled with lacy underwear and dark corsets. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lacy was in 1804

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“Lacy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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lacier; laciest
: resembling or consisting of lace

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