bi·​ra·​cial | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce biracial (audio) \

Definition of biracial

: of, relating to, or involving members of two races (see race entry 1 sense 1a) a biracial coalition biracial couples also : having parents from two races biracial children

Other Words from biracial

biracialism \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈrā-​shə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce biracial (audio) \ noun

Examples of biracial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cerbone Cowperthwaite, who is biracial, attended a predominantly white high school and was the only Asian American in her theater program at the time. NBC News, 9 Nov. 2021 Mary MacCarthy, who is white, boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose, California to Denver, Colorado on Oct. 22 with her daughter, Moira, who is biracial. Keira Wingate, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 Garcia and her wife, Talia, who is biracial, recently moved to a more diverse suburb of Dallas to start a family, but still feel the impact of bias. Grace Baek, CBS News, 28 Oct. 2021 Luna is biracial, Filipino and White, a combination that defined his upbringing and sense of self. Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2021 In 2019, the Belgian government apologized for the systematic kidnapping, segregation, deportation and forced adoption of biracial children during its colonial rule. New York Times, 3 Nov. 2021 In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Grand Rapids against Mount Pleasant Public Schools, Jimmy Hoffmeyer alleges his biracial daughter's constitutional rights were violated. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 17 Sep. 2021 Michael has a biracial daughter with a White woman from a pro-Trump family with whom he’s no longer involved. Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2021 And, could Tayshia, a Black and Latinx biracial woman, really not have hosted on her own? Ariana Romero,, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of biracial

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Biracial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of biracial

: of, relating to, or involving people from two races also : having parents from two races


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