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interlace

[ in-ter-leys, in-ter-leys ]
/ 藢瑟n t蓹r藞le瑟s, 藞瑟n t蓹r藢le瑟s /
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verb (used without object), in路ter路laced, in路ter路lac路ing.
to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; intertwine: Their hands interlaced.
verb (used with object), in路ter路laced, in路ter路lac路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鈥75; inter- + lace; replacing Middle English entrelacen<Middle French en-trelacer

OTHER WORDS FROM interlace

in路ter路lac路ed路ly [in-ter-ley-sid-lee], /藢瑟n t蓹r藞le瑟 s瑟d li/, adverbin路ter路lace路ment, nounun路in路ter路laced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interlace

interlace
/ (藢瑟nt蓹藞le瑟s) /

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 (藢瑟nt蓹藞le瑟s瑟dl瑟), adverbinterlacement, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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