Definition of interplay in English:

interplay

noun

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

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

interplay

/ˈɪntəpleɪ/