When plot and characters relate well to each other and keep a book moving along, this is an example of a situation where there is a good interplay between plot and characters.
intransitive verbin·ter·played, in·ter·play·ing, in·ter·plays
(third-person singular simple present interplays, present participle interplaying, simple past and past participle interplayed)
- to interact
- In the same article, University of Michigan psychiatry professor Kirk Brower, who has studied "the interplay of alcohol and sleep in adults," stressed that "The finding does not mean there's a cause-and-effect relationship."
- The colors of aquamarine, peridot, citrine, amethyst, colored sapphires, tourmalines, iolites, and creamy freshwater pearls create an interplay with gold and diamonds that offers a refreshing and feminine appeal.
- The fact is that the basic steps are almost comically easy because the dance is intended to be social - a flirtatious and sensual interplay of people, with the relationship between them the most important part.
- Each step of the retreat was accompanied by a complicated interplay of interests, arguments, and passions at headquarters.
- The great dogmas of the Christian Church were shaped by the interplay of the subtle wits of the theologians of the Oriental Churches.