in·​ter·​mar·​riage | \ ˌin-tər-ˈmer-ij How to pronounce intermarriage (audio) , -ˈma-rij \

Definition of intermarriage

1 : endogamy
2 : marriage between members of different groups

Examples of intermarriage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As most were male, intermarriage with Mexican women occurred, and many integrated into the community. Minerva Orduño Rincón, The Arizona Republic, 5 Aug. 2022 That correlates closely with other measures of assimilation, such as intermarriage and proficiency in English. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 1 July 2022 Informal Jewish quotas seemed to vanish from college admissions, and intermarriage became more common. Lily Meyer, The Atlantic, 24 May 2022 Because the children of ethnic intermarriage often describe themselves as white regardless of their ancestry, predictions of white decline may turn out to be premature. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 18 May 2022 From the beginning, intermarriage between white and Native peoples was connected to the fur trade. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 For most people here, Russians are kin, a view rooted in a common sense of history, local industries that remained intertwined until long after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and high rates of intermarriage. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Feb. 2022 Around the same time, the state began advocating intermarriage between Han Chinese and Uyghur people. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Feb. 2022 As both the Holocaust and the birth of Israel faded into historical memory, rising intermarriage rates were seen as a leading indicator of waning interest in a distinctly Jewish ethnic identity. Andrew Silow-carroll,, 11 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of intermarriage

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Intermarriage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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in·​ter·​mar·​riage | \ ˌin-tər-ˈmer-ij How to pronounce intermarriage (audio) \

Kids Definition of intermarriage

: marriage between members of different groups


in·​ter·​mar·​riage | \ ˌint-ər-ˈmar-ij How to pronounce intermarriage (audio) \

Medical Definition of intermarriage

1 : marriage between members of different groups
2 : marriage within a specific group : endogamy


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