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adjective or noun

in-be·​tween ˌin-bi-ˈtwēn How to pronounce in-between (audio)

in between

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adverb or preposition

Examples of in-between in a Sentence

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Adjective or noun
But last week there were rumors of an in-between release, and that’s what this is. David Phelan, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Sign up for Fact Checker, our weekly review of what's true, false or in-between in politics. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 Speaking of in-between designs, part cardigan, part jacket, the Odette Sweater Lady Jacket will instantly level up your most casual looks with little effort. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 Ever since last December in New York, as Williams raised the Heisman Trophy, the spotlight had grown brighter — and harsher — following the quarterback into the fall when his face would regularly appear not only on football broadcasts but also the commercials in-between. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2023 The track sees lead singer Christo Bowman caught in the in-between – in this case, a dream-like state and a harsh reality in which his thoughts and feelings are made secondary in favor of pleasing others. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 6 Nov. 2023 To Greeks, Beaulieu explains, snakes navigated tricky in-betweens, for their ability to slither under and above the ground. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2023 For me, the magic of travel has always been during those in-between months, when weather is more temperate, tourist attractions are less crowded, and hotel prices more agreeable. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 23 Oct. 2023 To experience the Archipelago in the in-between days of summer and fall is to experience a gentle season where blueberries are still ripe, the water retains a streak of warmth, saunas are still firing, and the seas are almost empty of sailors. Madeline Weinfield, Travel + Leisure, 11 Oct. 2023
Adverb or preposition
The 30 colors range from dark brown to blush pink and just about everything in between, and the $17 sale price makes this a steal. Brittany Vanderbill, Travel + Leisure, 19 Nov. 2023 Select: Online Shopping, Simplified Amazon has joined major retailers in releasing steep early Black Friday savings, offering sales on items, from noise-canceling headphones to a coffee and espresso machine and everything in between. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 Nordstrom As per usual, Nordstrom’s sale section is chock-full of discounts across all categories, from Levi's denim to cozy pajamas and everything in between. Jake Smith, Glamour, 14 Nov. 2023 Now, the weather was a little spotty, but my wife walked around filming in between shows. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2023 This means all hair in the front, back, and everything in between will be waxed off by a professional. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 11 Nov. 2023 Corrin does not just convey disbelief or grief or curiosity; their face registers every shade in between every emotion as Darby works through them all. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2023 Another shot showed the fashion designer and Wilson sitting at a table with the birthday girl in between. Jenny Haward, Peoplemag, 5 Nov. 2023 Baking sheets that are being swapped out of the oven and not allowed to cool in between batches can turn cookies into pancakes, as well as dough that gets too warm in summer kitchens or ovens that are just set too high. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, 5 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective Or Noun

1815, in the meaning defined above

Adverb Or Preposition

1523, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in-between was in 1523

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Cite this Entry

“In-between.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 4 adjective


2 of 4 noun
: an intermediate term, thing, or class

in between

3 of 4 adverb
: between entry 2
were neither young nor old but fell somewhere in between

in between

4 of 4 preposition
: between entry 1 sense 2
a meadow lies in between the house and the road

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