Definition of miscegenation in English:


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  • Sexual relationships or reproduction between people of different ethnic groups, especially when one of them is white.

    • ‘the great fear was miscegenation, a mixing of bloodlines’
    • ‘Of course, in the genre of domestic colonial fiction, the great danger posed by interracial marriage is continued miscegenation and racial degeneration.’
    • ‘By tackling the taboo topic of miscegenation and representing it in both the form and content of her plays, Kennedy represents the African American struggle against both external and internal oppression.’
    • ‘The taboo against miscegenation underpinned many of these negative colonial representations.’
    • ‘Worst of all, the men of the community gossip that she sleeps with white men, an allegation that stimulates discussion of issues of miscegenation, integration, and racial betrayal.’
    • ‘The text, in its subversion of racial and cultural purity, posits miscegenation and hybridity as potentially positive, even liberating, forces.’
    • ‘Her mother died when she was very young (likely as a result of miscegenation, if we are to believe old Hollywood's edicts!’
    • ‘I seek here to explore these questions of miscegenation and homosexuality in these literary and cultural texts, demonstrating the conundrum of nationalism in the context of the indubitable threat of oppression.’
    • ‘To them, Lincoln's election necessitated secession because a Republican-controlled federal government would prompt either the ultimate miscegenation of the races or a cataclysmic race war.’
    • ‘The question remains of why, between 1935 and 1937, the courts often delivered relatively mild judgements, and why a harsher judgement practice only gradually emerged in matters concerning miscegenation.’
    • ‘In the early twentieth century, African American literary depictions of miscegenation abound, but most of these dramas and narratives are set in US cities and perhaps overseas in Paris or London.’
    • ‘With his images, Alexie draws up an American identity where aboriginality appears in a constant state of becoming, where any claim to authenticity must contend with a continual process of miscegenation.’
    • ‘This literary trend is reason enough to call into question the conceptual alignment between the personal and the political informing Faulkner's ambivalent responses toward miscegenation.’
    • ‘Not only did laws against miscegenation limit the personal and civil freedom of white men but these same laws also often served to encourage interracial couples to maintain a sexual relationship outside of marriage.’
    • ‘But, as the situation in the colonies changed due to conflicting views about the rise in miscegenation and the growing numbers of offspring from such liaisons, a new opportunity arose for women.’
    • ‘Laws against miscegenation were still on the books in many states, and it was only a decade since the Brown decision of 1954, which ruled that segregated schooling was inherently unequal.’
    • ‘He, too, explores the taboo of interracial sex, but it is ultimately poverty - not miscegenation - that brings about the demise of his main characters.’



/məˌsejəˈnāSH(ə)n/ /məˌsɛdʒəˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌmisəjəˈnāSH(ə)n/ /ˌmɪsədʒəˈneɪʃ(ə)n/


Mid 19th century formed irregularly from Latin miscere ‘to mix’ + genus ‘race’+ -ation.