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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 15th century


An intervening space, especially a very small one.

Examples of Interstice in a sentence

"I see the neighbor’s dog’s eye peeking through the interstice of the fence."

"His birthday falls during the interstice between Christmas and New Year's."

About Interstice

You might recognize "inter" as "between." "Interstice" comes from the Latin word "intersistere," which means "standing between." It’s an impressive word for a tiny gap.

Did you Know?

Read between the lines — an interstice is the space between. It can apply to a physical gap between objects, or it can be used in a more figurative sense, such as between time periods or even emotional space.

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