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interwar

[ in-ter-wawr ]

adjective

  1. occurring during a period of peace between two wars, war, especially between World War I and World War II.


interwar

/ ˌɪntəˈwɔː /

adjective

  1. of or happening in the period between World War I and World War II


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Word History and Origins

Origin of interwar1

First recorded in 1935–40; inter- + war 1

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Example Sentences

The fear that we could follow the tapeworm was somewhat widespread in the interwar generation.

In a small society like that of interwar England, personality counted.

It would indeed be a tragedy if Europe splinters apart as it did in the interwar period.

Several of the interwar composers were still active in 1970, together with new younger composers.

The music of the interwar composers showed the influence of German romanticism and postromanticism and of modern French music.

Most members come from peasant or worker families and are veterans of the communist movement of the interwar period.

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