interlace

[ in-ter-leys, in-ter-leys ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈleɪs, ˈɪn tərˌleɪs /

verb (used without object), in·ter·laced, in·ter·lac·ing.

to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; intertwine: Their hands interlaced.

verb (used with object), in·ter·laced, in·ter·lac·ing.

to unite or arrange (threads, strips, parts, branches, etc.) so as to intercross one another, passing alternately over and under; intertwine.
to mingle; blend.
to diversify, as with threads woven in.
to intersperse; intermingle: She interlaced her lecture on Schubert with some of his songs.

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Origin of interlace

1325–75; inter- + lace; replacing Middle English entrelacen < Middle French en-trelacer

OTHER WORDS FROM interlace

in·ter·lac·ed·ly [in-ter-ley-sid-lee] /ˌɪn tərˈleɪ sɪd li/, adverbin·ter·lace·ment, nounun·in·ter·laced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interlace

interlace
/ (ˌɪntəˈleɪs) /

verb

to join together (patterns, fingers, etc) by crossing, as if woven; intertwine
(tr) to mingle or blend in an intricate way
(tr usually foll by with) to change the pattern of; diversify; intersperseto interlace a speech with humour

Derived forms of interlace

interlacedly (ˌɪntəˈleɪsɪdlɪ), adverbinterlacement, noun
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