in·​ter·​play | \ ˈin-tər-ˌplā How to pronounce interplay (audio) \

Definition of interplay

: interaction the interplay of opposing forces

Other Words from interplay

interplay \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈplā How to pronounce interplay (audio) , ˈin-​tər-​ˌplā How to pronounce interplay (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of interplay in a Sentence

the interplay between the old and the new enjoys the interplay of three very different flavors
Recent Examples on the Web The cannabis industry, with the interplay between federal, state and local laws, is not like any other business. Chloe Villano, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2022 Here, pattern interplay creates a mood, offset by black furniture and black-and-white artwork. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 21 Sep. 2022 Morgan delivered the final vocal on the studio floor with the band, coordinating the interplay between singer and drums at the bridge in the process. Tom Roland, Billboard, 20 Sep. 2022 The stalwarts No one can cast doubt on the wise lyricism, strong rhythmic interplay and hitmaking abilities of rappers Pusha T and Kodak Black. Chris Willman, Variety, 5 Sep. 2022 His goal was to capture a sense of immediacy that requires the musicians to focus on emotional expression and real-time interplay without having time to overthink their parts. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Sep. 2022 And this constant, ever-evolving interplay between you and the dream world, which is kept hidden from you, is all useful for your brain to make sense of your waking experiences. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 24 Aug. 2022 The interplay between shortening purchase cycles and improving the accuracy of inventory forecasting has vexed the minds of the greatest retailers since the first physical store was cobbled into being. Michael Forrest, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 This book tells the story of the historical interplay between climate change, human health, disease, and survival throughout the 200,000-year odyssey of the human species. Sarah Mupo, STAT, 8 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of interplay

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interplay was in 1862

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29 Sep 2022

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“Interplay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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