Definition of intermarriage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈmerij/


1Marriage between people of different races, castes, or religions: the main reason for the increase in intermarriage is probably greater religious and ethnic tolerance
More example sentences
  • By 1900, intermarriages with other nationalities were more common, most of them occurring with Germans, but also with Austrians, Hungarians, and Poles.
  • More than two-thirds of Cape Verdean population ancestry is Creole, descended from the intermarriages between the Portuguese settlers and black Africans.
  • These networks were further cemented by intermarriages and mutual help alliances.
1.1Marriage between close relations.
Example sentences
  • However, contributing to more distinct group of health problems is the growing trend of marriage between close relatives or what Vickie calls intermarriage.
  • Firstly, it is said that when my parents met their families were neighbours and related by intermarriage.
  • It's not the intermarriages per se that cause defects.

Words that rhyme with intermarriage

carriage, disparage, Harwich, marriage, miscarriage

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Syllabification: in·ter·mar·riage

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