What is another word for laces?

Pronunciation: [lˈe͡ɪsɪz] (IPA)

Laces are thin strips of material, usually made of cotton or synthetic fibers, that are used to fasten and tighten shoes or clothing. Some other words that can be used as synonyms for laces include cords, strings, ribbons, or straps. These alternative words are often used depending on the type of shoe or clothing being fastened, or the material being used as the lace. For example, ribbon may be used for dress shoes or clothing, while straps may be used for sport or outdoor footwear. Regardless of the word choice, laces or synonyms for it are essential for keeping shoes and clothing securely fastened and comfortable to wear.

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Usage examples for Laces

His hair was thrown backwards and tied with the customary black ribbon, and his linen and laces were of the finest quality.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
Resplendent in purple and white satin and the finest of laces, the august man captivated Lady Annie at the first glance.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
Indeed, I assure you the Quakers were ever nice in their taste for silks and velvets and laces.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr

Famous quotes with Laces

  • Walking women want to see the southern cross at night And so they set aside a sock, and tie their laces tight Yes mournful is the melody that echoes in their heads Without a beat they march along, believing Bach is dead.
    The Residents "Duck Stab":Bach is Dead
  • What type of fasteners are used on horseshoes? braided Cotton, wang leather, cotton shoe laces, or velcro?
    f.m. Faber Jr.
  • "Make them read that it is no longer the fashion to wear birds upon hats. That will afford relief to your poor milliner and at the same time set free thousands of our darling birds who have been so cruelly used." Popopo thanked the wise king and followed his advice. The office of every newspaper and magazine in the city was visited by the knook, and then he went to other cities, until there was not a publication in the land that had not a "new fashion note" in its pages. Sometimes Popopo enchanted the types, so that whoever read the print would see only what the knook wished them to. Sometimes he called upon the busy editors and befuddled their brains until they wrote exactly what he wanted them to. Mortals seldom know how greatly they are influenced by fairies, knooks and ryls, who often put thoughts into their heads that only the wise little immortals could have conceived. The following morning when the poor milliner looked over her newspaper she was overjoyed to read that "no woman could now wear a bird upon her hat and be in style, for the newest fashion required only ribbons and laces."
    L. Frank Baum
  • Mrs. Coates is the very incarnation of contradiction. The action of her life is cast along the lines of conventional routine; but the hidden and real existence of the woman is carried on miles beyond and above all the material concerns, in the pure ether of the poet's realm. She will shut herself up with the "wide-eyed muse" to round a sonnet of majestic reach, or she will merge into the gay world, the laces of a dutchess about her, precious stones at her throat and glowing roses on her breast, there to dazzle all listeners to her conversation, in which bon mot, persiflage, eloquence and philosophy are interwoven. She is a "fine lady," and yet her poetry is never tainted by "fine ladyism." She is a bluestocking, but with none of the unlovely signs of bluestockingism about her. Another woman with Mrs. Coates' voice, mobile face, and evident histrionic instinct would have dashed away from the conventional life and sought vent for the "tempest within" in the mimic world of the stage, but Mrs. Coates is mistress of a perfectly ordered home.
    Florence Earle Coates
  • His find he hid at the back of the closet in his own room upstairs. The crystal cube he slipped into his pocket, which already bulged with string, a coil of wire, two pennies, a wad of tinfoil, a grimy defenses stamp, and a chunk of feldspar. Emma, Scott's two-year-old sister, waddled unsteadily in from the hall and said hello. "Hello, Slug," Scott nodded, from his altitude of seven years and some months. He patronized Emma shockingly, but she didn't know the difference. Small, plump, and wide-eyed, she flopped down on the carpet and stared dolefully at her shoes. "Tie 'em, Scotty, please?" "Sap," Scott told her kindly, but knotted the laces.
    Lewis Padgett

Related words: shoelace, lace, shoelaces, laces for shoes

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