in·ter·weave | \ˌin-tər-ˈwēv \
interwove\ˌin-tər-ˈwōv \ also interweaved; interwoven\ˌin-tər-ˈwō-vən \ 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

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Other Words from interweave

interweave \ˈin-tər-ˌwēv \ noun
interwoven \ˌin-tər-ˈwō-vən \ adjective

Examples of interweave in a Sentence

a house built from poles interwoven with vines a mat of interwoven fibers

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His artwork normally features human silhouettes and interweaving linework, with a playful, dream-like tone. Zachariah Durr,, "Cleveland water tower may be getting a brand new look (video)," 19 Jan. 2018 Brubaker Classical For his new recording, pianist Bruce Brubaker had the bold notion of interweaving keyboard music from the 15th and 20th centuries into a single integrated creation. Joshua Kosman,, "CD review: ‘Codex’ by Bruce Brubaker," 11 July 2018 Then, there’s the presence of the golden poppies, California’s state flower, interwoven with wintersweet, a bloom that grows at Kensington Palace. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "All the Poignant Symbolism in Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s Coat of Arms," 29 May 2018 When Tracy eventually begins training for both the Junior Iditarod and the adult race — her birthday allows her to compete in both — Bradbury skillfully interweaves aspects of dog training and racing into the larger plot. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage novelist tells a gothic tale set among dog mushers in Interior Alaska," 16 June 2018 Williams' words are interwoven with footage of his madcap stand-up performances, home videos and comments from his son, Zak Williams, and famous friends. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "First look: Robin Williams talks about pull of stand-up, drugs in HBO doc trailer," 7 June 2018 Hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, the concert interweaves performances from such singers as Leona Lewis, Cynthia Erivo and Megan Hilty with actors telling the personal stories of veterans. Susan King,, "Memorial Day concert airing on PBS honors female veterans," 24 May 2018 And Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer's UK short Revolting Rhymes, adapted from a Roald Dahl book, interweaves the stories of Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Little Pigs in snarky verse couplets. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "The Oscar-nominated short animations are mainly kid stuff," 6 Feb. 2018 What should be harsh dissonance is interwoven into an audio treat that is surprisingly smooth. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "DropMix review: Unleash your inner DJ," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of interweave

1598, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of interweave

: to twist or weave (threads, fibers, etc.) together


in·ter·weave | \ˌin-tər-ˈwēv \
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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