adjective or noun
in-be·tween | \ˌin-bi-ˈtwēn \

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Concerts in the Court This weekly concert series features a diverse lineup of local and regional bands from country, jazz to classic rock and everything in between. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Wellington area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 Was able to get this photo in between snapping photos of Kayla and Luke’s Wedding festivities last night. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Danielle and Adam Busby from 'OutDaughtered' Have the Sweetest Love Story," 9 July 2018 Rajasthan is considered India for beginners, with the hectic sightseeing rush ticking off Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, all with demanding drives in between. Victoria Mather, A-LIST, "India Files: the Princely Grandeur of Rajasthan," 20 June 2018 But elephants have been caught on camera stepping in between or over the fence, sometimes injuring themselves on sections of track that have spikes on them. National Geographic, "Can Bees Help Save Elephants From Train Strikes?," 20 June 2018 Some iconic, some brand-new, cutting-edge and everything in between. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando one big step closer to hosting 2026 World Cup games," 14 June 2018 Make sure to rinse the medicine dropper and spoon in between each flavor. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "Play a Memory Game with Your Nose!," 7 June 2018 The idea for downing chocolate milk in between laps around a track was born out of an online group chat that was formed between Neuqua Valley and Hinsdale Central runners in 2014. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Milk Mile challenge: down three cups of milk while running a mile without tossing your cookies — for charity, of course," 1 June 2018 Much more rarely — in between 1 and 4 percent of users — Ambien has been associated with odd behavioral and psychiatric side effects, including hallucinations, disorientation, and disinhibition. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Roseanne’s flimsy defense for her racist tweet: Ambien," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of in-between

Adjective or noun

1815, in the meaning defined above

Adverb or preposition

1523, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of in-between

: a state or position that is in the middle between two other things : a middle position

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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