Definition of interlay in English:

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verb (past and past participle interlaid)

Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈleɪ/
[with object]
Lay between or among; interpose: strips of granite are interlaid with creamy Sardinian stone
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  • The song lays out a physical funk beat, interlaying a richly harmonized chorus with Pharrell Williams' saucy rap.
  • The room was an upstairs room with a floor of beaten earth, laid on beams of wood interlaid with matting.
  • There before me was a color photograph of stacks of money interlaid with gold bars and Treasury Certificates.


Pronunciation: /ˈɪntəleɪ/
[mass noun]
1An inserted layer: use interlay under foam-backed carpets
1.1 [count noun] Printing A sheet of paper placed between a letterpress printing plate and its base to give increased pressure on certain areas.

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