Definition of Brussels lace in English:

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Brussels lace

Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌs(ə)lz/


[mass noun]
An elaborate kind of lace, typically with a raised design, made using a needle or lace pillow.
Example sentences
  • Mrs. Ann Oldfield, buried in Westminster Abbey in 1730, was by her express request wrapped ‘in a very fine Brussels lace head-dress, a holland shift, with a tucker, and double ruffles of the same lace, and a pair of new kid gloves.’
  • It is Brussels lace and dates to about 1900.
  • And then, of course, there is the most highly prized of tourist souvenirs: Brussels lace!

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