Definition of mingle
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
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. Laskib : to move about (as in a group) mingled with the guests
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 of mingle from the Web
One is that women in conservative Muslim societies are often shielded, and mingling with male strangers – even policemen or security agents – without the presence of a male relative is considered taboo, and even shameful.
On the rooftop, Cornell and Vedder casually mingled, holding coffee mugs.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Spencer Gallagher slides sideways out of Turn 1 as fans mingle Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Dr. Beach noted the blue heron and other birds that mingle in the mangroves.
The harsh tone had a toll, as Trump was left largely on his own after the speech as leaders mingled and laughed with each other, leaving the U.S. president to stand silently on a stage ahead of a group photo.
Must-see creatures They might be packed like sardines out on the concert floor, but inside the aquarium, there is room to mingle with the marine life.
After the speech and some tense run-ins with his peers, Trump and the other NATO leaders gathered for a photo op on stage, while leaders mingled and chatted with one another.
Hundreds of wine lovers will mingle with pinot noir producers from around the world in a series of dinners, seminars and tastings, culminating in a fabulous outdoor salmon bake.
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of mingle
MINGLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mingle for English Language Learners
: to combine or bring together two or more things
: to move around during a party, meeting, etc., and talk informally with different people
MINGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of mingle for Students
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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