in·​ter·​ga·​lac·​tic ˌin-tər-gə-ˈlak-tik How to pronounce intergalactic (audio)
: situated in or relating to the spaces between galaxies
: of, relating to, or occurring in outer space
intergalactic battles

Examples of intergalactic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their intergalactic, cross-cosmos relationships begin when they are pitched into a civil war on the planet Hala, but this is not a fantasy about outer-space adventure that inspires forms of patriotism. Armond White, National Review, 22 Nov. 2023 But one of the major highlights of the past few years has been the Ms. Marvel TV series, in which Pakistani-American teen Kamala Khan discovers an intergalactic bracelet belonging to her grandmother, and boom! David Fear, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 The names that do appear are among the most deserving, though: Tainy’s opus Data, Karol G’s career-defining Mañana Sera Bonito, and Rauw Alejandro’s intergalactic Saturno are all up for the award. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 Their work brings them into contact, via a strange intergalactic connection, with a Jersey City teen-ager, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a big fan of Captain Marvel comic books who also has secret superpowers and has a special glowing gauntlet to prove it. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2023 In this way, scientists can use FRBs to investigate the intergalactic medium. Rahul Rao, Popular Science, 19 Oct. 2023 The Next Generation is its assertion that intergalactic amity can exist only in an atmosphere of stifling formality. Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 Worshipping big asses and playing heroin-metal in flannel might have scored intergalactic musical glory for the PNW in the early '90s but, despite the best efforts of authorities, there was also a hip hip underground. Gary Campbell, SPIN, 17 Oct. 2023 Goddard became a household name with his iconic role as Major Don West in the intergalactic show. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 13 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of intergalactic was in 1928

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“Intergalactic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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in·​ter·​ga·​lac·​tic ˌint-ər-gə-ˈlak-tik How to pronounce intergalactic (audio)
: located in or relating to the spaces between galaxies

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