mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce mingle (audio) \
mingled; mingling\ ˈmiŋ-​g(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce mingle (audio) \

Definition of mingle

transitive verb

1 : to bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity : intermix The story mingles fact with fiction.
2 archaic : to prepare by mixing : concoct

intransitive verb

1 : to become mingled white and Douglas fir trees mingle with the pines— Karen Thure
2a : to come into contact : associate he mingles only with millionaires— H. J. Laski
b : to move about (as in a group) mingled with the guests

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Choose the Right Synonym for mingle

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity. mix the salad greens mix a drink mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active. fear mingled with anticipation in my mind commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling. a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture. blended several teas to create a balanced flavor merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole. in his mind reality and fantasy merged coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity. telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities. refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product. a building in which modernism and classicism are fused

Examples of mingle in a Sentence

The story mingles fact and fiction. Several flavors mingle in the stew. It's a story in which fact mingles with fiction. The host was too busy to mingle during the party.
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Recent Examples on the Web Andrade is pioneering a new style of Sonoran cooking here, echoed by Tucson chef John Martinez of Tito & Pep, where smoky mesquite meats mingle with eclectic bistro faire. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 21 May 2021 Typically, the state government pays for a corporate tent in the infield, where politicians and cabinet secretaries mingle with corporate executives who are doing — or are considering doing — business in Maryland. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, 13 May 2021 Their vision had been to build a coastal oasis where Black families could swim and mingle without being targeted or harassed. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2021 In a place like, oh, Tampa, the party happens where the dinghies mingle with the yachts. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Feb. 2021 Restricting food and drink establishments to take-out only: This includes no outdoor dining where parties may mingle. The Oregonian, oregonlive, 18 Nov. 2020 The group often attended parties where guests in their 20s and 30s would mingle with teenagers. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 Businesses, nonprofits, schools, or any other type of organization can pay Topia $5 per month to create a world where an unlimited number of people can mingle anytime. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 23 Feb. 2021 Consequently, every good grouse cover, without exception, is a place where different habitat characteristics mingle: edges. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, 24 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mingle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of mingle

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for mingle

Middle English menglen, frequentative of mengen to mix, from Old English mengan; akin to Middle High German mengen to mix, Greek massein to knead

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

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11 Jun 2021

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“Mingle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mingle. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for mingle

mingle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mingle

: to combine or bring together two or more things
: to move around during a party, meeting, etc., and talk informally with different people

mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce mingle (audio) \
mingled; mingling

Kids Definition of mingle

1 : to bring or combine together or with something else The story mingled fact with fiction.
2 : to move among others within a group He mingled with the crowd.

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