Definition of interplay in English:



  • [mass noun] The way in which two or more things have an effect on each other.

    ‘the interplay between inheritance and learning’
    • ‘Its simple and lucid narrative is aglow with moments and charged yet contained interplay of emotions.’
    • ‘The interplay between purity and pollution is a leitmotif of this exhibition.’
    • ‘Of course there's the requisite romantic interplay between Dirk and the doc.’
    • ‘The flirting, the teasing, just the whole interplay between them is great.’
    • ‘But although there's plenty of interplay here, none of it really raises the hairs on your arms.’
    • ‘The work stands out for the strong interplay of shades, colours and forms.’
    • ‘Time is temporally suspended through there being a lack of reciprocal interplay between subject and object.’
    • ‘This interplay between comedy and violence is awkward throughout the film.’
    • ‘They show has interplay of earthen tones in dark and light shades, creating a stunning effect.’
    • ‘We need the classical theories in order to understand the complex interplay between economics and politics.’
    • ‘The same complex interplay operated between the economic and political objectives of the post-Cold War peace.’
    • ‘The eight tracks glow with grace, pace, melodic invention and their assured interplay.’
    • ‘With smooth transitions of tone and mood, their interplay was one of perfection.’
    • ‘I think what really endears this show to its audience is the family-type interplay between the characters.’
    • ‘Still, if I were to say there is no sexual interplay in figure photography, that would not be honest.’
    • ‘This interplay of repartee and rhythm kept the audience totally entertained.’
    • ‘Only track three has no vocals, and the track is beautiful in its interplay of fragile melody, organ washes, guitar and bass.’
    • ‘The interplay between text messaging and radio is as improbable as the convergence of cameras and phones.’
    • ‘The complex interplay between the various forces involved results in a rapidly changing picture.’
    • ‘Anti-discrimination laws might seem at first sight to not to affect this interplay of small corrections, but they do.’
    interaction, interchange, teamwork, cooperation, reciprocation, reciprocity, give and take, compromises, concessions
    flexibility, adaptability
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