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

Definition of intermarriage

2 : marriage between members of different groups

Examples of intermarriage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Discussing trends among the Jewish community throughout the world, Peretz and other ministers reportedly discussed intermarriage — with Peretz allegedly claiming that six million Jews have been lost over the last 70 years because of it. Fox News, "Israeli education minister likens marriage between US Jews and non-jews to 'second Holocaust'," 10 July 2019 Through intermarriage over the generations, the LeBaron surname became common in La Mora, Rosetti said. Mark Stevenson,, "Nine women and children killed in drug cartel ambush in Mexico were from Mormon offshoot community," 5 Nov. 2019 The diverse mix of ethnic groups and languages would have been familiar to people from West Africa, where intermarriage between ethnic groups is common and most people are multilingual. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "What will happen to the last slave ship in the US?," 2 Aug. 2019 The southern city is the cradle of the Garifuna, a culture born from the intermarriage of indigenous Caribbeans with West Africans who escaped slavery through a shipwreck on St. Vincent. Hadley Tomicki,, "Mother-daughter duo cook side-by-side at Belizean pop-up No Reservation L.A.," 12 July 2019 While Orthodox Judaism is growing at a healthy pace, the liberal Jewish denominations are on the decline, with subreplacement fertility rates, high rates of intermarriage, and withering synagogues, schools and other institutions. WSJ, "Where Did All the Faith Go?," 9 July 2019 One of Maduagwu’s goals is to end the taboo of intermarriage, which will prove challenging. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, The New Yorker, "The Descendants of Slaves in Nigeria Fight for Equality," 11 July 2019 The topic of intermarriage came up during the briefing. Marcy Oster,, "Israel’s education minister calls intermarriage in U.S. ‘like a second Holocaust’," 9 July 2019 Before his assassination, Kahane advocated the ethnic cleansing of Arabs out of Israel and the criminalizing of intermarriage between Jews and Arabs. Batya Ungar-sargon, The New York Review of Books, "A Palestinian in Israeli Military Court: Issa Amro, the Judge, & Me," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of intermarriage

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Intermarriage.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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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