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interlinear Syllabification: in·ter·lin·e·ar
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈlinēər/

Definition of interlinear in English:


1Written or printed between the lines of a text: interlinear glosses
More example sentences
  • Each includes the Iban text version, with interlinear glosses, and English translations, supplemented by occasional passages contextualizing the songs.
  • Micro-typography deals with letters, the relationship between letter spacing and words, word spacing, lines, interlinear spacing, columns, punctuation, and so forth.
  • We give the Greek text, with an interlinear translation as literal as may be to be useful.
1.1(Of a book) having the same text in different languages printed on alternate lines.
Example sentences
  • For example, there are interlinear translations into Turkish, Spanish, and Polish - all written in Arabic script.
  • For instance, in New Testament research it offers the possibility of transforming the Greek text into an interlinear text with grammatical tags, the lexical form of the word, and a word by word English translation all aligned for interlinear analysis, followed by various translations of the text into English or other languages.


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin interlinearis, from inter- 'between' + Latin linearis (from linea 'line').

Words that rhyme with interlinear

Abyssinia, Bithynia, curvilinear, Gdynia, gloxinia, Lavinia, linear, rectilinear, Sardinia, triclinia, Virginia, zinnia
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