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intercultural marriage

Definition of Intercultural Marriage

(noun) A marriage between individuals with different cultural or ethnic backgrounds.

Intercultural Marriage Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ɪntəkʌltʃ(ə)rəl mɛrɪdʒ/
      • /ɪntəkʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ mɛrɪdʒ/
    • British English
      • /ɪntəkʌltʃ(ə)rəl marɪdʒ/
      • /ɪntəkʌltʃ(ə)rl̩ marɪdʒ/
  • Syllabification: (in·ter·cul·tur·al mar·riage)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: intercultural marriages
  • A type of exogamy and marriage.
  • Intercultural marriages confront the practice of homogamy.
  • Variant spelling: inter-cultural marriage

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Cite the Definition of Intercultural Marriage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “intercultural marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/intercultural-marriage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

intercultural marriage. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/intercultural-marriage/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “intercultural marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/intercultural-marriage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“intercultural marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/intercultural-marriage/>.