interracial

adjective
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 (see race entry 1 sense 1a)

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Other Words from interracial

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

Examples of interracial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, at a time when diversity on screen was reduced to seeing any rare character of color in a subservient capacity, I Love Lucy was the first television series to feature an interracial couple. Marc Berman, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Ezell Ellis was stabbed to death in a Texas club in 1955; a white woman had insisted on dancing with him, and the killer was infuriated at seeing an interracial couple. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Sep. 2021 Before my coffee came, another interracial couple arrived. Thomas Chatterton Williams, Harper's Magazine, 28 Sep. 2021 Ezell Ellis was stabbed to death in a Texas club in 1955; a white woman had insisted on dancing with him, and the killer was infuriated at seeing an interracial couple. New York Times, 27 Sep. 2021 But more than that, my parents — an interracial couple — were martial artists, and so kung fu movies feel like home. Beatrice Loayza, Vulture, 28 Aug. 2021 Two of the Ogawas act out a scene from The Bachelorette that brings up issues of interracial dating and family estrangement. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 1 Oct. 2021 The first episode explores interracial friendships as portrayed in movies like 48 Hrs and Lethal Weapon, and is now streaming on iHeartRadio! Rashad Grove, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Three trainers share a single dog, and they are always paired with trainers of different races so as to encourage interracial harmony. Alix Wall, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of interracial

1878, in the meaning defined above

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21 Oct 2021

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“Interracial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interracial. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for interracial

interracial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of interracial

: involving people of different races

interracial

adjective
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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