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in·ter·sperse

 (ĭn′tər-spûrs′)
tr.v. in·ter·spersed, in·ter·spers·ing, in·ter·spers·es
1. To distribute among other things at intervals: interspersed red and blue tiles on the walls; intersperse praise with constructive criticism.
2. To supply or diversify with things distributed at intervals: interspersed lamp fixtures on the large ceiling; a newspaper section that was interspersed with advertisements.

[From Latin interspergere, interspers- : inter-, inter- + spargere, to scatter.]

in′ter·spers′ed·ly (-spûr′sĭd-lē) adv.
in′ter·sper′sion (-spûr′zhən, -shən) n.

intersperse

(ˌɪntəˈspɜːs)
vb (tr)
1. to scatter or distribute among, between, or on
2. to diversify (something) with other things scattered here and there
[C16: from Latin interspargere, from inter- + spargere to sprinkle]
interspersedly adv
interspersion, ˌinterˈspersal n

in•ter•sperse

(ˌɪn tərˈspɜrs)

v.t. -spersed, -spers•ing.
1. to scatter here and there or place at intervals among other things: to intersperse flowers among shrubs.
2. to diversify with something placed or scattered at intervals: to intersperse a speech with anecdotes.
[1560–70; < Latin interspersus, past participle of interspergere to strew here and there =inter- inter- + spargere to scatter]
in`ter•spers′ed•ly, adv.
in`ter•sper′sion, in`ter•sper′sal, n.

intersperse


Past participle: interspersed
Gerund: interspersing

Imperative
intersperse
intersperse
Present
I intersperse
you intersperse
he/she/it intersperses
we intersperse
you intersperse
they intersperse
Preterite
I interspersed
you interspersed
he/she/it interspersed
we interspersed
you interspersed
they interspersed
Present Continuous
I am interspersing
you are interspersing
he/she/it is interspersing
we are interspersing
you are interspersing
they are interspersing
Present Perfect
I have interspersed
you have interspersed
he/she/it has interspersed
we have interspersed
you have interspersed
they have interspersed
Past Continuous
I was interspersing
you were interspersing
he/she/it was interspersing
we were interspersing
you were interspersing
they were interspersing
Past Perfect
I had interspersed
you had interspersed
he/she/it had interspersed
we had interspersed
you had interspersed
they had interspersed
Future
I will intersperse
you will intersperse
he/she/it will intersperse
we will intersperse
you will intersperse
they will intersperse
Future Perfect
I will have interspersed
you will have interspersed
he/she/it will have interspersed
we will have interspersed
you will have interspersed
they will have interspersed
Future Continuous
I will be interspersing
you will be interspersing
he/she/it will be interspersing
we will be interspersing
you will be interspersing
they will be interspersing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been interspersing
you have been interspersing
he/she/it has been interspersing
we have been interspersing
you have been interspersing
they have been interspersing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been interspersing
you will have been interspersing
he/she/it will have been interspersing
we will have been interspersing
you will have been interspersing
they will have been interspersing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been interspersing
you had been interspersing
he/she/it had been interspersing
we had been interspersing
you had been interspersing
they had been interspersing
Conditional
I would intersperse
you would intersperse
he/she/it would intersperse
we would intersperse
you would intersperse
they would intersperse
Past Conditional
I would have interspersed
you would have interspersed
he/she/it would have interspersed
we would have interspersed
you would have interspersed
they would have interspersed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intersperse - place at intervals in or among; "intersperse exclamation marks in the text"
interleave - intersperse the sectors on the concentric magnetic circular patterns written on a computer disk surface to guide the storing and recording of data
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
2.intersperse - introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
interleave - intersperse alternately, as of protective covers for book illustrations

intersperse

verb scatter, sprinkle, intermix, pepper, interlard, bestrew They have interspersed historical scenes with modern ones.
Translations

intersperse

[ˌɪntəˈspɜːs] VT a border of begonias interspersed with geraniumsun arriate de begonias entremezcladas or intercaladas con geranios
a speech interspersed with jokesun discurso salpicado de chistes
sunny periods interspersed with showersperiodos mpl de sol con intervalos de chubascos irregulares

intersperse

[ˌɪntərˈspɜːrs] vt
to intersperse with → parsemer de

intersperse

vt (= scatter)verteilen; interspersed with somethingmit etw dazwischen; a speech interspersed with quotationseine mit Zitaten gespickte Rede; periods of sunshine interspersed with showersvon Schauern unterbrochener Sonnenschein; boredom interspersed with periods of …Langeweile und dazwischen or zwischendurch

intersperse

[ˌɪntəˈspɜːs] vt to intersperse sth with sthinframmezzare qc con qc
References in classic literature ?
It is not a mere dry transcription of questions and answers, because the Registrar often intersperses his story with his own personal comments.
But these they do exceedingly well, and intersperse them, with singular ingenuity, wherever they find room for the chisel.
To heighten the tension of the 10 originals, Rice also intersperses full-throated vocal passages with flashes of piercing falsetto voice.