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

Examples of biracial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Immediately, James and Joyce Benjamin recognized that police officers might view their sons as a threat in an emergency — two biracial, bulky men who are as immature as middle-schoolers. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 Prior to this track, no Black woman or biracial female artist had ever topped the Hot Country Songs chart. Holly Alvarado, Orange County Register, 27 June 2024 Our main characters reflect a wide spectrum of Black British experience, some fighting poverty and some eagerly approaching middle-class comfort, some with names that speak to Caribbean or African roots and others hailing from biracial backgrounds. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 June 2024 Once an anthropology examination was done, investigators learned the woman was Black or biracial, between 18 and 24 years old, had a slight build, stood between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-6. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for biracial 

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biracial was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Biracial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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bi·​ra·​cial (ˈ)bī-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce biracial (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving people from two races
biracial communities
especially : having biological parents of two different ethnic identities
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