Definition of interlay in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈlā/
(past and past participle interlaid) [with object]
Lay between or among; interpose: strips of granite are interlaid with creamy Sardinian sard
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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: /ˈin(t)ərˌlā/
1An inserted layer: remember to use interlay under foam-backed carpets
1.1 Printing A sheet or piece of paper placed between a letterpress printing plate and its base to give increased pressure on certain areas.

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Syllabification: in·ter·lay

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