\ 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 Meanwhile, Karanikolaou copied Spears's lacy white outfit, with coordinating boots and gloves. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner and Her BFF Were Madonna and Britney Spears for Halloween," 28 Oct. 2019 Some arrive in Edwardian period costumes, recalling the men and women who drifted through San Francisco’s Financial District in their top hats and long, lacy gowns. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Despite coronavirus, SF firefighters quietly commemorate 1906 earthquake," 18 Apr. 2020 After rising for several hours, the finished products bake in an extra-hot oven, where water in the butter explosively evaporates, creating the croissant’s signature lacy interior. Eric Velasco, al, "Take home perfect pastries from Bandit in Homewood," 7 Apr. 2020 Seriously, this is not a drill—we're talking everything from boybriefs to thongs to lacy underwear and more. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The best Valentine's Day sales on lingerie and bras at Victoria's Secret, Aerie, and more," 10 Feb. 2020 In addition to piles of chocolate and a bouquet of flowers, wearing a lacy new bra or cheeky pair of undies is one of our favorite ways to feel and look our best. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "21 Sexy Lingerie Pieces to Wear on Valentine’s Day Because You Love Yourself," 5 Feb. 2020 The model, 31, hit the black carpet at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party in New York City on Friday night, wearing a form-fitting, lacy black dress. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Pregnant Ashley Graham Shows Off Her Baby Bump in Sexy Sheer Black Dress," 7 Sep. 2019 Also in July, a British traveler reported that she was forced off a flight for wearing a revealing, lacy top. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Is It Ever OK to Go Barefoot on a Plane?," 27 Jan. 2020 Those lists illustrate two of the big name trends for the teens, according to baby naming website Nameberry: surnames as first names, especially for boys, and lacy vintage names (many apparently which end in -a) for girls. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Emma, Liam and the other most popular baby names of the 2010s," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lacy

1804, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2020

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“Lacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lacy. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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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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