in·​ter·​laced | \ ˈin-tər-ˌlāst How to pronounce interlaced (audio) \

Definition of interlaced

: of, relating to, or using a method of video scanning (as for television or a computer monitor) in which the odd and even horizontal lines of each frame are drawn on alternating passes — compare progressive

Examples of interlaced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are selfies and pictures of Evo and Noemí’s interlaced feet in matching socks, his calves big and hairy, hers half the size. Alma Guillermoprieto, The New York Review of Books, "Bolivia’s Tarnished Savior," 5 Nov. 2020 Wine is the product of an interlaced agricultural economy that is dependent on environmental balance. National Geographic, "What will happen to wine country?," 13 Oct. 2020 Now Rojas prayed with Martinez’s mother and father, standing beneath the interlaced branches of a camphor tree. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland is trying to defund the police. Can it? Should it?," 1 Nov. 2020 Then there’s Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram canvas, with its interlaced L and V flanked by various geometric flowers, which seems to be another thing entirely, one impervious to trends and maybe even time itself. Nick Remsen, New York Times, "A Longstanding and Most Iconic Motif Is Reimagined," 20 Aug. 2020 Nicolas Chow, chairman of Sotheby’s Asia, tells Atlas Obscura’s Karen Chernick that these kinds of interlaced vases were only made during the seventh and eighth years of the Qianlong Emperor’s reign. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, "Rare Chinese Vase Found in Pet-Filled Home Sells for $9 Million," 10 Aug. 2020 On another dark slat, three interlaced crosses spelled out la madre and carlos and (this one probably courtesy of some Anglo activist) our love radiates. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "“Just Keep Going North”," 5 July 2019 The family drama is interlaced with beautiful, meticulously detailed scenes describing Germany, from the underground music scene to the architecture and urban planning that shapes daily life. Mary Slosson | For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "‘Lifelines’ weaves a web of family drama and cultural nostalgia," 26 June 2019 Over the last three years in Tulsa, OK, a campaign from Resonance similarly interlaced tourism and urban planning initiatives to shed light on the city’s impressive quality of life and music scene. Bloomberg, Fortune, "The Best Cities in America — Big and Small," 5 June 2018

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Interlaced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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