Definition of lacy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɪsi/

adjective (lacier, laciest)

Made of, resembling, or trimmed with lace: a lacy petticoat
More example sentences
  • Those frilly, lacy hearts of different shades of red, white and pink just didn't do it for me.
  • It was a lacy, pink, frilly room complete with canopy bed and a window seat.
  • All through elementary school she bought me frilly, lacy dresses and huge hair bows.



Example sentences
  • Coarsely woven natural rugs serve as durable floor rugs, but lacily woven types made of delicate fibers should be used as wall hangings.
  • It was a marvelously complex, lacily ornamented kind of music.
  • This waterfall is relatively small, cascading lacily 30 feet down the mountain, but hikers climb up its side to reach Sky Pond and the fourth waterfall near there.


Example sentences
  • Frost and snow are both frozen water crystals, and the laciness of each comes from the same two qualities: six-fold symmetry and an intricate branching pattern.
  • There is variety in texture, too, from the fragile laciness of maidenhair fern to the solidity of harts tongue fern.
  • With Cornus Florida, minimal pruning is the key - after all, the beauty of dogwood is its laciness.

Words that rhyme with lacy

Basie, Casey, Gracie, O'Casey, pace, pacy, precis, racy, spacey, Stacey, Sulawesi, Tracy

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