Word of the Day : March 16, 2022
What It Means
Intersperse means “to place or insert something at intervals in or among other things.”
// The author has interspersed the guidebook with pictures of the different animals tourists might encounter on the safari.
INTERSPERSE in Context
“There are stately brick buildings here, interspersed with derelict warehouses—forgotten remnants of this area’s industrial past.” — Jessica Wolfrom, The San Francisco Examiner, 28 Feb. 2022
Did You Know?
Intersperse comes from Latin interspersus, a combination of the prefix inter- (“between or among”) and sparsus, the past participle of spargere, meaning “to scatter.” Sparsus is also the source of sparse.