\ 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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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 French cooks enjoy its lacy leaves chopped into an omelet, added at the end of cooking. Pam Peirce,, "Food crops and edible flowers that thrive in the shade," 12 July 2019 The fertile flowers of a hydrangea are white and lacy, and nurseries breed most varieties to produce as few of those plain little appendages as possible. Nicole Clausing, Sunset, "Got Allergies? These 10 Low-Pollen Plants Won’t Make You Sneeze," 22 Jan. 2018 So when soap bubbles freeze, lacy crystals break off from cooler points on the surface and swirl around on currents of warmer liquid. Knvul Sheikh, New York Times, "Watch Soap Bubbles Turn Into Tiny Snow Globes as They Freeze," 18 June 2019 For his fashion shots, Eisenstaedt went for the close ups, focusing in on a sleeve or the back of a lacy dress, emphasizing light and shadow. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Museum of Art exhibit shows the U.S. through the lens of celebrated photographer Alfred Eisentstaedt," 9 June 2019 The model looked ready for the warm desert weather in a sheer lime and yellow shirt over a lacy bra, paired with light denim cutoffs. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Best Celebrity Looks From Coachella 2019 Weekend 1," 13 Apr. 2019 Christensen wore a lacy black bustier top with high-waist jeans. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "A Fashion Editor Said Supermodel Helena Christensen Was Too Old to Wear a Bustier—and People Aren’t Having It," 30 Apr. 2019 The wax figure’s outfit was picked out by the real Kardashian, too, from her lacy bodysuit to her Christian Louboutin pumps. Michele Corriston,, "Madame Tussaud's Unveils Khloé Kardashian Wax Figure, and the Resemblance Is Uncanny," 26 June 2018

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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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