in·​ter·​min·​gle ˌin-tər-ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce intermingle (audio)
intermingled; intermingling; intermingles

Examples of intermingle in a Sentence

In her short stories, science fiction and romance intermingle. thoroughly intermingle the different kinds of candy so that each bag will get a good assortment
Recent Examples on the Web Flavors of dark fruits intermingled with touches of cedar shavings, pipe tobacco, and fennel frond are enveloped in a silky tannic sheath. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 25 Nov. 2023 Even the most casual student of the Silk Road, that fearsome, wondrous network of routes that people began plying in the second century B.C. (and did so for approximately the next 1,600 years) knows that the two — business and God, whoever or whatever your god was — often intermingled. Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 But the book makes clear the limitations of the bottom-up approach: the cast of characters is so large, and their stories so intermingled, that the narrative lacks coherence. Peter Englund, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 The book intermingles the midlife crisis of an Israeli tour guide with a poignant romance between two homing-pigeon handlers during the 1948 Israeli war of independence. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2023 In Yuen Long, elements of Hong Kong’s underworld intermingled with local officials and rural power brokers, creating a form of informal self-rule largely tolerated by the authorities. Timothy McLaughlin, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 The film’s time frames are intermingled, leaping back and forth through years and decades. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 2 Nov. 2023 But that sympathy is intermingled with fury, and heartbreak, and perhaps above all else, disappointment. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 12 Oct. 2023 Scott has made moves recently, however, that have intermingled campaign and official duties. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intermingle was in the 15th century

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“Intermingle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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