- to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; intertwine: Their hands interlaced.
- 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.
Origin of interlace
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The interlacement and flourishing, too, are handled with commendable restraint.Letters and Lettering
Frank Chouteau Brown
- 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
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