- (archaic) intwine
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɨnˈtwaɪn/
- (General American) enPR: ĭn-twīnʹ, IPA(key): /ɪ̈nˈtwaɪn/
- Rhymes: -aɪn
- Hyphenation: en‧twine
- To twist or twine around something (or one another).
- entwined in duskier wreaths her braided locks
Particularly used in attributive form entwined.
Often used interchangeably with intertwine, with minor usage distinctions. In symmetric sense of two things twining around each other, such as the branches of two trees, narrower intertwine may be preferred, but these are not strictly distinguished. In asymmetric sense of one thing twined in or around another – rather than mutually – such as a vine twined around a tree (but tree not twined around the vine), entwined is preferred.
- (twine around one another): intertwine