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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shoo-leys]
    • /ˈʃuˌleɪs/
    • /ˈʃuː.leɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoo-leys]
    • /ˈʃuˌleɪs/

Definitions of shoelace word

  • noun shoelace a string or lace for fastening a shoe. 1
  • noun shoelace cord for fastening shoe 1
  • countable noun shoelace Shoelaces are long, narrow pieces of material like pieces of string that you use to fasten your shoes. 0
  • noun shoelace a cord or lace for fastening shoes 0
  • noun shoelace a length of cord, leather, etc. used for lacing and fastening a shoe 0

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Origin of shoelace

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; shoe + lace

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Parts of speech for Shoelace


shoelace popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

shoelace usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shoelace

noun shoelace

  • lace — a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine.

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