Definition of biracial in English:

biracial

adjective

  • Concerning or containing members of two racial groups.

    • ‘But, between 1968 and 1972, approximately 50,000 black and biracial children were adopted into white families.’
    • ‘The remaining 9% were either Asian, biracial, or multiracial.’
    • ‘Largely autobiographical, the novel concerns itself with Hannah, a biracial house slave educated by a white couple who lived on the outskirts of the plantation where she was born.’
    • ‘We use the term multiracial to refer to those of all racial mixes, including biracial.’
    • ‘It is this massive boom in poultry that is largely responsible for changing the rural South from a biracial, agricultural culture to a globalized entrepot.’
    • ‘This leaves the Tracey character struggling not only with his residual prejudice but also with his fears for his only daughter's future happiness in a biracial marriage in racially charged America.’
    • ‘Many Southern Democratic politicians have learned the trick of building biracial coalitions, which is why they aren't extinct.’
    • ‘I view this new literary niche as a sort of biracial bunker, where it's safe to express yourself and feel your feelings after years - decades - of struggling to fit in.’
    • ‘Most of my Mom's family was biracial, so I was colorblind.’
    • ‘A 6-month-old, biracial boy named Michael was their first foster child.’
    • ‘‘I thought she was talking about the biracial aspect of my life,’ says Grove.’
    • ‘Black and white once defined the racial landscape of the American South, but multicultural and multiethnic rather than biracial now describe society in many southern places.’
    • ‘Even with the option of multiple racial choices on the census forms, Wardle suspects the numbers will represent an undercount of the biracial and multiracial population.’
    • ‘Yes, America makes anyone who is even partially black, black, but he seems to have found a black American identity some biracial people never grow completely comfortable with.’
    • ‘Indeed, by 1890, census officials stopped counting mixed-race people as a separate category, and the nation became officially biracial.’
    • ‘Du Bois's images of a white-looking biracial girl demonstrate the arbitrary nature of visual racial classification.’
    • ‘She claims that out of all her dolls, she feels the strongest affinity for Gabi, the Brazilian-American soccer player, who, like her, is biracial.’
    • ‘For example, a biracial church of 100 members would need 50 members of each racial-ethnic group to achieve a diversity score of 1.’
    • ‘Most of all, people in biracial relationships sometimes receive hateful stares and racial slurs from strangers.’
    • ‘White candidates had to pay attention to them, either seeking their support in order to create biracial coalitions, or ostentatiously snubbing them in an effort to solidify the white vote.’

Pronunciation:

biracial

/bʌɪˈreɪʃ(ə)l/