intersperse

[in-ter-spurs]
verb (used with object), interspersed, interspersing.
1.
to scatter here and there or place at intervals among other things: to intersperse flowers among shrubs.
2.
to diversify with something placed or scattered at intervals: to intersperse a dull speech with interesting anecdotes.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin interspersus (past participle of interspergere to strew here and there), equivalent to inter- inter- + -spersus, combining form of sparsus, past participle of spargere to scatter; see disperse

interspersedly [in-ter-spur-sid-lee] , adverb
interspersion [in-ter-spur-zhuhn or, esp. British, -shuhn] , interspersal, noun
uninterspersed, adjective


1. strew, sprinkle.
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intersperse (ˌɪntəˈspɜːs)
 
vb
1.  to scatter or distribute among, between, or on
2.  to diversify (something) with other things scattered here and there
 
[C16: from Latin interspargere, from inter- + spargere to sprinkle]
 
interspersedly
 
adv
 
interspersion
 
n
 
inter'spersal
 
n

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intersperse
1566, from L. interspersus "scattered," pp. of *interspergere, from inter- "between" + spargere "to scatter" (see sparse).
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Example sentences
These are interspersed with modern shopping and residential neighborhoods.
He interspersed his commercial work with political writing.
Then they tested them with silent periods, interspersed with some tones.
Flowering types are especially effective when interspersed among those that
  seldom, if ever, bloom.
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