Definition of in-between in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinbəˈˌtwēn/


Situated somewhere between two extremes or recognized categories; intermediate: I am not unconscious, but in some in-between state
More example sentences
  • I have an odd in-between situation where I work as an AmeriCorps volunteer.
  • The stories that emerge are the different trains of thought your mind goes through as you're in that slightly in-between state of being awake and trying to get to sleep.
  • In a quantum system, two opposite magnetic spins can be superposed upon each other, resulting in a third, in-between state.


An intermediate thing: successes, failures and in-betweens
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  • But it has been a campaign of highs, lows and in-betweens - often in the course of games, never mind across them - and opening up a ten-point gap in the SPL and reaching the CIS Cup final means there has been plenty to be pleased about.
  • Bad runs have been really bad runs and good ones have been really good - no in-betweens.
  • It's a tough fusion of comedy's casual vibe and the more traditional elements of theatre - but Muse says that, like Bitty, she's at her best in those awkward in-betweens.



Example sentences
  • But we don't as a whole quite know what to do with those inconvenient, rebellious in-betweeners known as teenagers.
  • A clean-up artist is one who applies the final look to the film, and an in-betweener is an artist who is given the start and the ending of a movement and is tasked to draw the sequence in between.
  • Scheeringa is particularly concerned about the in-betweeners in the 7-to 11-year-old age group, whose ability to convey PTSD symptoms may not be much more developed than the youngest children.

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Syllabification: in-be·tween

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