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lacing Line breaks: la¦cing
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪsɪŋ/

Definition of lacing in English:


1 [mass noun] The laced fastening of a shoe or garment: they struggled with each other’s clothing, tearing at the lacing (lacings) the elaborate lacings of his shirt
More example sentences
  • In addition, it makes the corset look ‘finished’ when the lacings are not totally closed.
  • Because the lacings had been moved to either the back or front, a stomacher was worn to hide them.
  • Also, corsets with side lacings can be more readily adjusted for a custom fit than can corsets with just one adjustment point in the back.
2Lace trimming, especially on a uniform.
Example sentences
  • Her face was bathed in dappled sunlight through the lacing of the parasol.
3A dash of spirits added to a drink: black coffee with a generous lacing of rum

Words that rhyme with lacing

bracing, casing, facing, placing, self-effacing, spacing, tracing
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