in·​ter·​laced ˈin-tər-ˌlāst How to pronounce interlaced (audio)
: 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 Their interlaced fingers with their palms pressed against each other say they are connected on more than a physical level. Naydeline Mejia, Women's Health, 2 Sep. 2023 Miraculously, the University of Miami grad managed to secure the second look — and keep the back of the dress, which consisted of a series of interlaced ties, neat — despite the bumpy commute. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 The painting, which ostensibly depicts Mary Magdalene in the reveries of devotion, is less spiritual than erotic: her interlaced fingers may be motionless, but her slight smile seems labile, indicating that Artemisia understood a woman’s sensuality from the inside out. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 28 Sep. 2020 The neck is flanked by gilt dragon handles, and the body features a reticulated wall of interlaced dragons, mixed with bird and bat-like motifs. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, 14 July 2020 The real star of the show is the removable leather-interlaced chain, adorned with charms and the house's letters. Gaby Keiderling, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Jan. 2023 Here's a quick history lesson: The four interlaced rings originally symbolized the four different German automakers that merged in 1932 and became the Auto Union. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 14 Nov. 2022 The political ad features interlaced photographs of violence, all with a racial theme: a burning building, a young white man with a bloodied head, and two Black men standing in the front of an angry crowd with their arms lifted in triumph. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 13 Oct. 2022 Also dark are the shadows cast by the interlaced ropes, which sketch complex, mutable webs on the gallery's white walls. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interlaced was in 1935

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“Interlaced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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