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

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The old horror canon is still out there, from F.W. Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu to game-changing films like Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, with plenty of stops in between. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "The new horror film canon (and where to stream it)," 1 Nov. 2018 Side sleepers need a thick, firm pillow, stomach sleepers a thin, soft one and back sleepers somewhere in between. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Build Your Best Bed Ever," 26 Oct. 2018 And in between us was a grown man trying to talk to his kids about Heath Ledger’s physical attractiveness. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Crazy Rich Asians has a daring premise: an Asian man that everyone desires," 17 Aug. 2018 For 30-plus years, Hart and his partner, retired eighth-grade English teacher Joe McCole, have gone on a decorating journey from eclectic to psychedelic and back, with numerous stops in between. Paul Jablow,, "A South Street apartment's journey from eclectic to psychedelic and back again," 19 June 2018 The Penn Line runs between Union Station and Baltimore Penn Station, with stops in between. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Xfinity to pay for late-night Metro service for Monday’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 4," 30 May 2018 At a Clarksville High School baseball game as the dust flew on the field, an announcer stopped in between innings. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Why Romeo Langford means so much to basketball in Indiana," 4 May 2018 This playful process can remind you that every feeling has a dramatic tone and can actually be beautiful, in its grit and its glitter and everything in between. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018 All of the kits offer something in between a pricey custom build and the lengthy process of doing a van yourself. Megan Barber, Curbed, "DIY camper van: 5 affordable conversion kits you can buy now," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of in-between

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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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