in·​ter·​weave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \
interwove\ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwōv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \ also interweaved; interwoven\ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwō-​vən How to pronounce interweave (audio) \ also interweaved; interweaving

Definition of interweave

transitive verb

1 : to weave together
2 : to mix or blend together interweaving his own insights … with letters and memoirs— Phoebe Adams

Other Words from interweave

interweave \ ˈin-​tər-​ˌwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \ noun
interwoven \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwō-​vən How to pronounce interweave (audio) \ adjective

Examples of interweave in a Sentence

a house built from poles interwoven with vines a mat of interwoven fibers
Recent Examples on the Web The directors interweave the commentary of activists who were around when 9 to 5 was released, including Karen Nussbaum and Ellen Cassedy, who founded the 9to5 National Association of Working Women in 1973, their work key to Fonda’s research. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2022 The members work in close collaboration with composers, developing projects that interweave music, dance, theater, film, video and visual arts. Fred Bronson, Billboard, 8 Feb. 2022 The annual Jungle Bells celebration at the San Diego Zoo is a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, holiday music and displays that interweave 3-D projections, music and light. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 Sound designers Mark Mangini and Theo Green worked closely with Zimmer to interweave the sound effects with the score to create an immersive soundscape. Christian Holub,, 22 Oct. 2021 Screenplay and editing smoothly interweave the disparate story threads, some of which run out quickly, others running to the end. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 20 Oct. 2021 So much of the texture of Singaporean life lies in the dance of language, the way different languages clash and interweave. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 Trail networks interweave across the mesa’s top, hardly noticeable under the heat haze, easy to miss and even easier to disturb. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2021 Other academics focus on how contracts interweave operations and oversight in complex procurement contracts, as well as why some firms adopt contracting best practices far more successfully than others. Robert Zafft, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of interweave

1598, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Interweave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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in·​ter·​weave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \
interwove\ -​ˈwōv \; interwoven\ -​ˈwō-​vən \; interweaving

Kids Definition of interweave

1 : to twist or weave together
2 : to blend together The story interweaves love and tragedy.

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