in·​ter·​ra·​cial ˌin-tər-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce interracial (audio)
: of, involving, or designed for members of different races (see race entry 1 sense 1a)
interracially adverb

Examples of interracial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But according to her and her family, Nicole and O.J.'s interracial relationship wasn't ever a factor prior to then. Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 Lenny Kravitz and Roxie Roker Roxie Roker made history as Helen Willis on The Jeffersons, portraying half of the first interracial couple on American television. Aja Hoggatt,, 29 May 2024 On the one hand, the studio was a rare haven for interracial collaboration, especially in the South where Blacks and whites rarely fraternized publicly in the late '50s. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 19 May 2024 Dederich would open one of the country's first interracial community drug rehabilitation centers in 1958 in Santa Monica, California. Amelia Benavides-Colón, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for interracial 

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interracial was in 1878

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“Interracial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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in·​ter·​ra·​cial ˌint-ər-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce interracial (audio)
: of, involving, or designed for members of different races

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