in·​ter·​ra·​cial | \ ˌin-tər-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce interracial (audio) \

Definition of interracial

: of, involving, or designed for members of different races

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interracially \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈrā-​shə-​lē How to pronounce interracially (audio) \ adverb

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The homeowners, an interracial couple who lived in the Sterling, Ohio house for 23 years, were in disbelief, WOIO reports. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Ohio home explosion investigated as hate crime after racial slurs and swastika found painted nearby," 7 Aug. 2019 That interest, which some have erroneously attributed to a kind of mainstream racial progress, boils underneath the growing inclusion of interracial relationships onscreen and, more importantly, mixed children onscreen. Tirhakah Love,, "‘Pose’ exposes the colorist issues that still plague TV," 6 Aug. 2019 Kevin Artigue’s script focuses in on the interracial relationship between two Cleveland police officers. Hannah Herrera Greenspan,, "Shattered Globe Theatre announces 2019-20 season," 30 July 2019 Previously, emoji featuring more than one person were the default yellow but with the upcoming update, users can now select the skin tone along with the gender of couples holding hands to include those who are in interracial relationships. Nadia Suleman, Time, "Apple Teases 230 New Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day," 17 July 2019 Doomed interracial relationships are the source of many of the stories’ melancholy. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Great Migration North," 28 June 2019 An interracial Jefferson County couple was shocked to find one of their realty company signs defaced Wednesday morning with a racial slur. Carol Robinson |,, "Racial slur spray-painted on Alabama interracial couple’s ‘For Sale’ sign," 17 July 2019 The musician was likely discussing the fact that Harry and Meghan have broken boundaries as an interracial couple in the British royal family. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Touching Conversation with Pharrell About Their Relationship," 16 July 2019 Today, the suburb — home to a third of the county’s 300,000 residents — is renowned for its ethnic diversity, interracial marriages, interfaith centers and high-achieving schools. Jessica Contrera, Washington Post, "A black principal, four white teens and the ‘senior prank’ that became a hate crime," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of interracial

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interracial was in 1888

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English Language Learners Definition of interracial

: involving people of different races


in·​ter·​ra·​cial | \ ˌin-tər-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce interracial (audio) \

Kids Definition of interracial

: of or involving members of different races interracial harmony

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