V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to scatter something among other things at intervals

Synonyms: diffuse, strew, scatter, sprinkle, pepper, distribute, alternate, divvy

Antonyms: gather, collect

Tips: Intersperse is derived from the Latin interspersus, which means "scattered." Something interspersed has been scattered among other things.

Usage Examples:

In her garden, roses were interspersed with the fruit trees. (alternated)

In order to make the political commercial effective, the advertising executive will intersperse footage of the war with images of the politician. (alternate)

I decided to intersperse a few jokes in my rather serious speech. (distribute, strew)

Streaks of red were interspersed in her blond hair. (scattered, distributed) adjective

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