- to scatter here and there or place at intervals among other things: to intersperse flowers among shrubs.
- to diversify with something placed or scattered at intervals: to intersperse a dull speech with interesting anecdotes.
Origin of intersperse
Synonyms for intersperse
Examples from the Web for interspersion
Historical Examples of interspersion
Their irregularity is owing to the interspersion of sea and land, and the irregularities of the earths surface.A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar
Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
The interspersion of comments in dialogues is another matter of detail which greatly increases or lessens the finish of work.Talks on Writing English
The interspersion of some discords seems to imply serious differences of opinion between the parties to the treaty.Charles Dickens and Music
James T. Lightwood
- to scatter or distribute among, between, or on
- to diversify (something) with other things scattered here and there
Word Origin for intersperse
1650s, noun of action from intersperse.