Definition of Mechlin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmeklən/
(also Mechlin lace)


Lace made in the Belgian city of Mechelen (formerly known as Mechlin), characterized by patterns outlined in heavier thread.
Example sentences
  • The bride looked most bewitchingly lovely, in a simple robe of the finest Mechlin lace, with a superb veil of the same costly material, which hung down to her feet.
  • During the reign of Queen Anne, in 1713, Mechlin lace was the favourable lace of the English court.
  • Anything that gets in the way of that, even the helpful notes on what Mechlin lace is or what Austen meant by complacency that decorate ‘literary classics,’ is a distraction.

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Syllabification: Mech·lin

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