\ 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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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 The batter will be wet, which gives the waffles a delightful, lacy texture and crisp crunch. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "A Make-Ahead Waffle Recipe That's Perfect for Mother's Day," 10 Apr. 2019 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

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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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