in·​ter·​leave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈlēv How to pronounce interleave (audio) \
interleaved; interleaving

Definition of interleave

transitive verb

: to arrange in or as if in alternate layers

Examples of interleave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her riddles interleave what reads like a sociological thesis told in free verse. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 In his translation, Damion Searls has decided not to interleave the correspondence. Kamran Javadizadeh, The New Yorker, 26 May 2021 The atmosphere is noir, and everywhere vice is interleaved with virtue. Emmanuel Iduma, The New York Review of Books, 2 June 2020 His ability to interleave aesthetic with lived social experience gives Mendelsohn’s writing great richness. Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2019 For example, the arrangement Ace, 5, 2, 3, 6, 7, 4 has two rising sequences interleaved: Ace, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6, 7. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, 11 May 2018 There followed an evocative short film that interleaved film clips of Robbins at work, often with his voice-over, with footage of today’s company in revivals. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, 4 May 2018 Such transgressions and regressions mean that marine and terrestrial sediments are interleaved in these mountains, and the marine sediments provided the information needed. The Economist, 19 Apr. 2018 Standing hat-box tall, its rich and fudgy cake layers are interleaved with silken chocolate buttercream and a nubbly-textured almond buttercream with caramelized crisped rice. Kate Washington, sacbee, 12 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of interleave

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Interleave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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