Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To cut back and forth between (separate scenes or sequences) in a film.
  • intransitive verb To cut back and forth between separate scenes or sequences in a film.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To intersect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To intersect.
  • verb cinematography To alternate between scenes from one sequence and scenes from another film sequence, often with the sequences to be perceived as simultaneous.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From inter- +‎ cut.

Examples

  • Despite the fact that it doesn't make much sense, the sweet repeat of the title intercut with the lowfi guitar lines shimmer in just the right light.

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  • In doing so, with a My Dinner with Andre scene intercut between the mystical experience of golf, she visually penetrated into the mystical source of knowledge where the inner marriage of masculine and feminine is achieved by a connection to the 'inner body.

    Lisa Paul Streitfeld: The True Story Behind Golf in the Kingdom

  • Screen five: all of the above, randomly intercut with one another because no one's paying attention anyway.

    Charlie Brooker: Hollywood shuns intelligent entertainment. The games industry doesn't. Guess who's winning?

  • And do we really need to have the "climactic" battle between weaponized mechas intercut with Scarlett J. in a leather catsuit using sexy martial arts to take down security guards?

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  • In doing so, with a My Dinner with Andre scene intercut between the mystical experience of golf, she visually penetrated into the mystical source of knowledge where the inner marriage of masculine and feminine is achieved by a connection to the 'inner body.

    Lisa Paul Streitfeld: The True Story Behind Golf in the Kingdom

  • Throughout the short flight, Sylvanshine's stream of consciousness is intercut with preparations for the exam in prospect: "The projected benefit obligation PBO equals the present value of all benefits attributed by the pension benefit formula to employee services rendered to that date."

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  • And though there's an underlying emphasis on warfare, "Diary" isn't entirely gloom and doom, with shots of colorful world festivals and other merriment intercut between the more violent segments -- with an unnerving soundtrack that ranges from what sound like gunshots to answering machine messages.

    Video Of A Foreign Correspondent's Decade By The Director Of 'Restrepo'

  • In doing so, with a My Dinner with Andre scene intercut between the mystical experience of golf, she visually penetrated into the mystical source of knowledge where the inner marriage of masculine and feminine is achieved by a connection to the 'inner body.

    Lisa Paul Streitfeld: The True Story Behind Golf in the Kingdom

  • And though there's an underlying emphasis on warfare, "Diary" isn't entirely gloom and doom, with shots of colorful world festivals and other merriment intercut between the more violent segments -- with an unnerving soundtrack that ranges from what sound like gunshots to answering machine messages.

    Video Of A Foreign Correspondent's Decade By The Director Of 'Restrepo'

  • In doing so, with a My Dinner with Andre scene intercut between the mystical experience of golf, she visually penetrated into the mystical source of knowledge where the inner marriage of masculine and feminine is achieved by a connection to the 'inner body.

    Lisa Paul Streitfeld: The True Story Behind Golf in the Kingdom

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