adjective or noun
in-be·​tween | \ ˌin-bi-ˈtwēn How to pronounce in-between (audio) \

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Today and tomorrow the retail giant offers tens of thousands of steep discounts on all kinds of items, ranging from Amazon's own devices to home and outdoor upgrades, and everything in between. Alex Baker-whitcomb, WIRED, "The Best of Amazon Prime Day, Twitter's Redesign, and More News," 15 July 2019 Coding Club: Game Design Workshop: Use Scratch to build racing games, platform jumping games, quest games, and everything in between., "Calendar: Learn how to make your Legos come to life Wednesday in Lake Forest," 14 July 2019 The picturesque Greek isle has long been the go-to spot for baes, honeymooners and everything in between. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Greek Romance! These Couples Filled The Streets Of Santorini With Beautiful Black Love," 10 July 2019 Music of many genres — ranging from big bands and classic rock to oldies and blues and everything in between — will be performed at various venues, including parks, community gazebos and beachfront properties. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Free outdoor concerts kick-off summer season throughout San Diego County," 20 June 2019 In this match, the Rapids were playing just another match in between more prestigious MLS fixtures, with a mixed roster of tired veterans and inexperienced youngsters. Mark Goodman, The Denver Post, "Backpass: Colorado Rapids were exposed in the US Open Cup. What can MLS teams learn from this?," 15 June 2019 Enby speaker Price: $89 at Ikea Buy 1Password account My life is full of passwords: work passwords, shopping website passwords, personal account passwords, and everything in between. Valentina Palladino And Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Ars picks 11 gifts you can get Dad for Father’s Day 2019," 11 June 2019 There are a ton of different paint sheens to choose from when searching for a new look for your walls—from high gloss to flat (also known as matte), and everything in between, searching for the right finish can seem like a daunting task. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Semi Gloss Paint," 10 June 2019 The Ducks didn’t stop playing basketball in Eugene for years in between leaving one for the other., "When the new Hayward Field finally opens for business, will Eugene still be Track Town?," 4 June 2019

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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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The first known use of in-between was in 1523

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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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