\ 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 When the pancake is ready to be flipped, its edges will be lacy and the bottom light brown. Kara Elder, Washington Post, 1 July 2020 Meanwhile, Karanikolaou copied Spears's lacy white outfit, with coordinating boots and gloves. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 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,, 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, 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, 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, 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,, 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, 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of lacy

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Lacy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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