Intersperse definition

ĭntər-spûrs
To scatter among other things; put here and there or at intervals.
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To distribute among other things at intervals.

Interspersed red and blue tiles on the walls; intersperse praise with constructive criticism.

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To supply or diversify with things distributed at intervals.

Interspersed lamp fixtures on the large ceiling; a newspaper section that was interspersed with advertisements.

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To decorate or diversify with things scattered here and there.
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To mix two things irregularly, placing things of one kind among things of other:
  • To scatter or insert (something) into or among (other things).
    Mother Nature interspersed a few dandelions among the petunias, but it was a pretty garden, anyway.
  • To place or insert — to diversify by placing or inserting — other things among (something).
    Mother Nature interspersed the petunias with a few dandelions, but it was a pretty garden, anyway.
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Origin of intersperse

  • From Latin interspergere interspers- inter- inter- spargere to scatter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin interspersus.

    From Wiktionary