Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To interweave (two separate, usually concurrent scenes) in a film; crosscut.
  • intransitive v. To crosscut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To intersect.

Etymologies

From inter- +‎ cut. (Wiktionary)

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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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

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  • 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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  • Another Al Shabab video from 2009 shows Amriki preparing an ambush against Ethiopian forces and featured English rap lyrics extolling jihad intercut with scenes of his ragtag band traipsing through the African bush.

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  • The episode stunningly whips from the hilarious (LeVar Burton's "More fish for Kunte" kicker) to the somewhat serious (Shirley realizing she uses guilt as a weapon) to scenes that achieve both ends, like when Jeff shouts at Abed, "Don't you dare intercut this with footage of me freaking out!" then of course cutting to glimpses of Jeff mentally shredding under the stress.

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  • The songs match surreal lyrics against an engagingly bizarre kaleidoscope of styles; Moore's blues-rock is intercut with ragtime, country including a burst of the Patti Page favourite, Tennessee Waltz, acoustic traditional and medieval styles, along with church music and carols, with Jove Was at Home suddenly segueing into a triumphant Gloria, Hosanna in Excelsis.

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  • The judging footage is intercut heavily with fly-on-the-wall scenes of Katie having the concept of Signed … explained to her by the TV company and PR people.

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