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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web That sonic clarity, combined with a roomy layout that invited people to mingle and grab a bite to eat, inspired some attendees to sit on steps or at picnic tables. Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2022 No reservations are needed -- just stop by to mingle with classmates. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 2 Aug. 2022 Many of these appetizers can be prepped ahead of time, giving you plenty of time to mingle with everyone. Jamie Ballard, Good Housekeeping, 1 Aug. 2022 Brazilian artist Rommel Music will entertain, and U.S. Olympian Jerome Avery will be on hand to mingle with guests. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 July 2022 Within is where history and historical fiction playfully mingle. New York Times, 31 July 2022 The Civilian, located on West 48th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, is a venture by hotelier Jason Pomeranc, who sees it as place in which theater folk and theatergoers can mingle. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 The Celestiq's cabin is the place where digital and analog mingle the most. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 22 July 2022 Her series of handmade paper sculptures are positioned to mingle with everyday Shaker utensils displayed in various areas, especially the kitchen. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 18 July 2022 See More

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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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10 Aug 2022

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“Mingle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mingle. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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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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