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interlace

[in-ter-leys, in-ter-leys] /ˌɪn tərˈleɪs, ˈɪn tərˌleɪs/
verb (used without object), interlaced, interlacing.
1.
to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; intertwine:
Their hands interlaced.
verb (used with object), interlaced, interlacing.
2.
to unite or arrange (threads, strips, parts, branches, etc.) so as to intercross one another, passing alternately over and under; intertwine.
3.
to mingle; blend.
4.
to diversify, as with threads woven in.
5.
to intersperse; intermingle:
She interlaced her lecture on Schubert with some of his songs.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; inter- + lace; replacing Middle English entrelacen < Middle French en-trelacer
Related forms
interlacedly
[in-ter-ley-sid-lee] /ˌɪn tərˈleɪ sɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
interlacement, noun
uninterlaced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interlacedly

interlace

/ˌɪntəˈleɪs/
verb
1.
to join together (patterns, fingers, etc) by crossing, as if woven; intertwine
2.
(transitive) to mingle or blend in an intricate way
3.
(transitive) usually foll by with. to change the pattern of; diversify; intersperse: to interlace a speech with humour
Derived Forms
interlacedly (ˌɪntəˈleɪsɪdlɪ) adverb
interlacement, noun
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Word Origin and History for interlacedly

interlace

v.

late 14c., from Middle French entrelacer, from entre- (see entre-) + lacer (see lace). Television sense is from 1927. Related: Interlaced; interlacing. The noun is 1904, from the verb.

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