Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling lace.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made of or resembling lace

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lace +‎ -like

Examples

  • And over the forest surged a sea of green life, the climbers of a thousand varieties, some that floated airily, in lacelike filaments, from the tallest branches others that coiled and wound about the trees like huge serpents; and one, the ei-ei, that was for all the world like a climbing palm, swinging on a thick stem from branch to branch and tree to tree and throttling the supports whereby it climbed.

    Chapter 8

  • The spiral became honeycombed, enclosing the children in a glowing lacelike bell jar.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • Evidence of her mothers artistic tendencies was everywhere, from the handmade velvet throw pillows piled on the dark red sofa to the walls hung with Jocelyns paintings, carefully framedlandscapes, mostly: the winding streets of downtown Manhattan lit with golden light; scenes of Prospect Park in winter, the gray ponds edged with lacelike films of white ice.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • The branches overhead made lacelike patterns against the starlit sky.

    City of Glass

  • She could still see the lacelike white tracery it had left behind, more a memory than a scar.

    City of Ashes

  • Since the middle of the 18th century, Meissen's most popular pattern has been "Blue Onion," in which each piece is covered with a lacelike pattern of blue vines and flowers.

    Porcelain for Kings

  • She motions to a wrinkled and jagged band of green, dunks her wide brush into the glue-and-water jar, swings across the petals without flattening their lacelike circles.

    The Worst Thing I've Done

  • At a distance, the small white flowers look daintily lacelike against the green background of the leaves.

    The Bloom Report | Seattle Metblogs

  • The leather was intricately tooled into a lacelike design as a border.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • Having searched the forest for signs of motion, his eyes had come to a slender break in the trees -- where, seeming to hover against the powdered dome of stars, there loomed the lacelike tracery of a Nefalian tower.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.