[ in-ter-ley ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈleɪ /

verb (used with object), in·ter·laid, in·ter·lay·ing.

to lay between; interpose.
to diversify with something laid between or inserted: to interlay silver with gold.

Origin of interlay

First recorded in 1600–10; inter- + lay1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for interlay


verb (ˌɪntəˈleɪ) -lays, -laying or -laid (-ˈleɪd)

(tr) to insert (layers) between; interposeto interlay gold among the silver; to interlay the silver with gold

noun (ˈɪntəˌleɪ)

material, such as paper, placed between a printing plate and its base, either all over in order to bring it up to type height, or in places in order to achieve the correct printing pressure all over the plate
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