Definition of interstice in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·stice
Pronunciation: /inˈtərstis


(usually interstices)
An intervening space, especially a very small one: sunshine filtered through the interstices of the arching trees
More example sentences
  • He lives in this space, the interstices of the paternal name, like some Lacanian allegory.
  • In other words, it seeks to understand de-temporalisation and de-spatialisation: interstices, gaps and fragments.
  • Thus the meetups create a truly public space that can exist at the interstices of an otherwise private and tightly scripted life.


late Middle English: from Latin interstitium, from intersistere 'stand between', from inter- 'between' + sistere 'to stand'.

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